August was a breakthrough month for me. The peak was a tenfold increase from my prior year's average p/l -- but I gave back most of it the last week of the month. For September, I repeated the same performance but managed to close the month at the highs instead. The first 2 days of October equalled half the prior month's numbers; the next 2 days, gave almost all of it back. Luckily closed out the week with a one-day best. But this week was the first time I started to take a second look at my numbers and the swings, and realizing that I've completely lost touch with the reality of the figures. It never bothered me before, the swings back and forth. I've always felt that to deserve to earn a certain amount you need to be willing to lose it at any time as well -- you can't let the numbers own you. But how far can it go before it just gets ridiculous? I've been just putting my head down and going with the increases, adding size so long as the liquidity was there. But is this just too far too fast? I've been around the block a few times and had my struggles, and my numbers have always fluctuated pretty wildly intramonth, but my confidence has been growing with the fact that my net gain by the end of each month has actually been pretty consistent over the past year. Only now things have gone to a new level, and pretty quickly at that. Should I be throwing cold water on my face and stepping back, given my propensity to swing, knowing I could give it all back and then some, and just slow things down a bit? Or is this just the way things go, and not try to fix what ain't broken? In other words, keep not thinking about it?