You get out of bed, you are flat, you spent years moving up the learning curve, stress motivates you, you are a proven winner verified by the checks you write yearly to Uncle Sam... What is your daily nut? How about getting a minimum of 5 handles in the ES? The amount of contracts or stocks etc is immaterial, just the minimum amount extracted from the mkt in terms of handles etc. Stress; is it helpful to your trading? do you get laser focused in the heat of a volatile battle? What moves your wagon? Under pressure is your saying: Screw the horse, load the wagon? or do you hide from stress?...................... In the service, a general said to me: Stress makes hero's, the soldier just springs into action, totally fearless, totally focused on his objective, no thinking just a pure action machine, nothing can stop him. (these days that could also apply to the gals serving also).