I learned the importance of the following: 1) writing out and reviewing my trading plan. 2) developing a daily routine and proper preparation for each trading day. 3) having a proper mindset. 4) trading with the trend unless there is a clear loss of momentum; recognizing that strong trends persist longer than I expect. 5) recording all my trades and journaling (I use Edgewonk and Evernote). 6) evaluating my trading based on the process (and following / executing the process) and not the results. 7) understanding that discipline in trading is related to discipline in all other aspects of my life. 8) letting go of the need to be right, perfect and comfortable. 9) recognizing decision fatigue and structuring my day to avoid it. 10) reducing screen time and printing out charts to do much of my analysis. 11) focusing on end-of-day set-ups as swing trading is a better fit for me and also protects me from some of my weaknesses which are exposed more when I trade intraday. 12) calming the mind through yoga and meditation; staying hydrated and eating healthy. 13) visualizing who I want to be as a trader and visualizing that I'm making trades for someone I admire -- asking myself whether that person would invest in me given my process and how I'm executing my trades. 14) being aware and fully present when making trading decisions -- avoid default / autopilot behaviors. 15) doing what I know I should do even when it's uncomfortable. 16) trusting my indicators. 17) recognizing that the higher (longer) time frames trump the lower (shorter) time frames when looking at charts. 18) understanding that those who are incredibly successful have incredible habits. Just because my habits were better than 95% of folks wouldn't make me great. My habits have to be exceptional and put me in the 1%. However, I don't need to compare myself to others -- my goal is to become the best version of me. 19) understanding that I am 100% responsible for my results, regardless of my challenges and perceived limitations. 20) acknowledging that I can't change the past but I can learn from it. 21) recognizing that I need to enjoy the process / journey and HAVE FUN!