This is along the lines of surfers thread that there is too much focus on being defensive in trading. I think there is also entirely too much stock put into the pop psychology of trading. I know its a sacred cow, but in my experience its one that losers hold on too, hoping, hoping, hoping and I think that there are a few things a person can and should do to be successful. I have worked with sports psychologists and did see my results improve dramatically, so I am not saying it is worthless..but I will say this. When you go to work as a prop trader or at a hedge fund you sign all kinds of documents to the effect that you will not tell anyone the methods used to trade. I have never heard of anyone having to sign a discloser that they will not reveal the super secret ninja mind tricks of top traders though. I think a trader could read Kiev's A Strategy for Daily Living and apply that to their trading and be done with it at that point.