I'm starting to realize lately that the times I am at the top of my trading game are the times when I am enjoying the process of trading most and stressed about it least; in otherwords, I just showup and take the trades that seem obvious and make money. As I progress as a trader, these days occur more frequently and I am able to transition into the psychological state in which I trade very well more quickly. I do not put effort into my actions, though - I just fully enjoy the process. When the market is closed, I go over the time and sales of my trades and see why I got in and what information the market made available to me that I did not exploit, or how my emotions got the best of me. The review process, however, is not tedious, does not require effort, and is something I enjoy - I genuinely want to know why I made a mistake and what I can learn from that mistake to prevent it from recurring in the future. Trading itself is extremely enjoyable, especially when I see something in the market that others don't and am proven right. When I lose, it's annoying and unsatisfactory, yet as long as I learn something from my losses, I feel it is worth it and do not get too bothered. Even at the beginning of my career, not very long ago, I wasn't "busting my ass" or putting in ridiculous effort into devising a system; I simply watched stocks trade every day for 6.5 hours and studied how I reacted to that. Patterns made themselves obvious to me, and my natural desire to know about them allowed me to dig deeply enough to find methods of being consistent. The most work I did was in regards to keeping myself from self-destruction by trading with emotions, but that mostly came from the experience of getting burned and the confidence of seeing how well I can do when I trade rationally. I'm writing this because I feel like I uncovered the "holy grail" of trading - that trading is effortless. The learning curve can be steep, but once you get it, you just show up and enjoy the process and accept the ups and downs and flow of the market. What do other more experienced and more profitable traders think? Am I delusional and naive, or is the process of trading for a living as beautiful as I feel it to be?