Well, I'm finally making money in the ES. But I still find myself being trigger shy once in a while. I guess its b/c I lost so much $ in 2008 when I first started. Nowadays, I have an edge, and I have more winners than losers. Yet, I still find myself being trigger shy at times. Like tonight for instance. If you look at the ES (around 730pm CST), I wanted to go short at about 1206.25. But i said to myself, well, I won't be able to make another trade until Monday morning due to other plans so if this ends up being a loser, I dont want to go 4 days with my last trade being a loser. Yet, looking at this evenings action, I was relatively certain I'd be able to scrape at least a point out of it. I was actually looking for the 1204 level, so we'll see if it gets there tonight. Now, 8:15pm cst, i'd have made 1 - 1.25 ES points. Now this type of shit doesnt happen all the time. I wouldnt be making money on a semi-consistant basis if it was. But it does happen. But i still struggle with the trigger shy mindset. I understand that not every trade is going to make me money. And I know u have to play the odds. There's never a 'guaranteed' trade. Yet, in my mind, i still secretly wait for it. There's some trades in the morning after the open that have high expectancy. Yet, in the back of my head i'm thinking "well this COULD go against me" so i hesitate. When in reality, it was a trade I should have taken, but its trigger shyness. What is there to do to get me to teh next level ? Right now, I average 1 - 2 points per day. But I know getting over this hump, I can / should be making a lot more. Help ?