Successful trading is about minimizing mistakes or “unforced errors”, to use a sports analogy. It’s not about brilliant analysis or out-smarting the market.
It’s about perseverance, consistency and confidence. Professionals can and do occasionally make big mistakes. But the ability to get right back in the game and fight to make back losses is what makes them a professional.
The ability to get back on track and start following a well thought out trading program keeps them playing the game. They don’t quit because they are determined to succeed