Does anyone else suffer from trade filtering problems using a discretionary system? So often I get over eager in the am to trade ES and jump on half decent looking set ups that are partially clear only to be presented with really good opportunities slightly later on. By this time I have often had a couple of stops and become a bit too gun shy. It seems very hard to get the balance of aggression to jump on the trade when you get the setup but make sure you have the patience to wait for it. I almost feel if I approach the market in a passive way and allow the setups to come to me rather than hunt them I will do better. But this is so hard as you watch the moves you donât want to miss them so get sucked in and pressured to trade and end up chasing trends or trying to pick tops and bottoms. It seems to me there are 2 essential ingredients to successful trading and they are ability and confidence. I know I have the ability but I lack the confidence and this means I am often too late with orders. I get filled on all the damn stops as orders are put in so late and none of the targets are exploited as I wait too long for too much confirmation and then miss the trade. I think a lot of people have one or the other too much confidence and not enough ability or lots of ability with no confidence the results are as follows. 1. Too much confidence no ability = massive blow out at some stage. ( happened when I first stared trading on silver) 2. Ability but no confidence = slow and steady losses. ( 3 years on ES learning the game slowly) 3. Balance between the 2 = steady profits.( yet to be achieved but do not think I am far off) Any advice/ thoughts would be most welcome.