I have realized for many months that lack of self discipline is my biggest problem in becoming a consistent trader. By nature, I am a very adaptable, flexible, and forgiving person. Somewhat a risk taker, and like to try out new things. Always curious. As you already can tell, I have a predisposition that makes it hard for me to maintain discipline. General wisdom says I should find a job that is suited for my personality and talent. Well, I am attached to the potential of monetary reward, and flexible hours of a trading career. I am working towards making trading my second/retirement career. I have traded actively for 1.5 years now. Made a whole lot in a very short time and lost it all. Possibly I will finally find that trading really isn't my thing. At this point, I am not giving up. Not yet. My main focus for the next many weeks, months, years is to train and maintain discipline. I will post in this thread readings or tools I have found regarding self-discipline, as well as my plan and progress. I hope this thread and compilation will be useful to myself and others on the board. Comments, suggestions or simply moral support or beating are very welcome!