Hopefully this is where my thread belongs. I did not see an appropriate forum other than 'Psychology'. I have not posted recently to this forum, but after much homework I think I may be ready to go live. I have been in sim mode for a 14 months after position trading for 3 months. For those 3 months I did well despite not really knowing what I was doing. I just happened to catch a PM breakout in the fall of 2010. I tripled my account in 2.5 months. Then I proceeded to lose most of my profits, on which I had to pay taxes! I committed myself to no more trading until I could get consistent in sim mode on an intra-day basis. I remember constantly resetting the sim account button because I lost, lost, lost. Now I do not reset the simulator except to erase my 'profits' and start over thereby placing more pressure on myself. I am consistently profitable in sim mode, which makes me think I am ready for live trade. I have back tested my plan and sought to expose it to as many market personalities as possible-- range days, weak trends, strong trends, young trends, established trends, reversals thereof. I know raw emotion will be there of which sim mode is lacking at times--though I pressed myself to make it as real as possible, to me. I am nervous. I feel a year's worth of arduous work is on the line. My plan is to start with a single contract until I get used to the emotion of live trading. This is my goal: To execute according to my written plan, both entries and exits. Any suggestions from experienced players with respect to handling your sensibilities in live trade? Thanks.