I love the feeling I get following a successful trade, no matter how small the profit. But sometimes the need for a "high" causes me to set unrealistic goals, get in over my head, etc. My trading performance 2006 year-to-date is as follows. WINNING TRADES = 525 for $87.5k LOSING TRADES = 11 for ($58.2k) NET TRADES = 536 for $29.3k I work full time and trading is a hobby. So objectively I can sit back and say I'm happy with where I am at. But the losses still hurt and sometimes lead to excessive risk taking, poor decisions and getting away from a trading plan. How do I take the losses in stride and change my behavior that leads to the occassional big loss?