1. I objectively identify my edges. 2. I predefine the risk of every trade. 3. I completely accept the risk or I am willing to let go of the trade. 4. I act on my edges without reservation or hesitation. 5. I pay myself as the market makes money available to me. 6. I continually monitor my susceptibility for making errors. <<<-------This is a <b>BIG</b> one. 7. I understand the absolute necessity of these principles of consistent success and, therefore, I never violate them. Mark Douglas, "Trading in the Zone." Best Trading book I've read. It's not in the charts guys, it's in your head. Your job as a trader is to put yourself in a position to take advantage of opportunity when it is presented.