Very recently some of my old habits are creeping back into my trading and I feel like Iâm regressing. Part of the problem is the fact that the overall market is âin the middleâ. I liked it when it was overextended to the upside, then to the downside, but now its âdiddling in the middleâ and this seems to be having an effect on how Iâm handling my trades. A couple old habits that are creeping back: Hesitating on valid setups because Iâd have to place a survivable stop at a level that Iâm not comfortable with, despite the fact that my expected target is 2x or more the distance of the stop. The increased volatility means larger stops, but also larger profits. The market keeps proving this to me, and I'm not buying it, sadly. Even though I âknowâ that a valid setup is a valid setup, I start to over think instead of just taking the trade. Moving my stop to b/e too quickly on a couple volatile stocks I trade and losing out on some excellent moves as a result. I keep expecting price to keep going in a trajectory to my target, forgetting that there's a lot of whippy action in between. I went from a period of total overconfidence to becoming overprotective again and Iâm cutting my potential profits significantly. Is this a common issue during the early trading years? Will there be a point at which my confidence will stick with me?