If you’ve put on one or two (or fifty) trades, then you’ll know that raking in consistent profits is not as easy as the trading “gurus” on TikTok and Discord make it to be.
I mean, why would it?
If trading is so easy, then everybody would do it full-time. In fact, the word around is that only 1% of those who try trading achieve consistent profitability.
That’s about the same success rate as getting a Taylor Swift Eras Tour ticket!
I can’t show you an exact map to becoming consistently profitable, but I can tell you that profitable traders all have the following characteristics:
Profitable traders THINK POSITIVE
Traders with a positive mindset believe in their abilities, decision-making skills, and the effectiveness of their trading strategies. This confidence allows them to stay calm and composed during market fluctuations, make well-informed trading decisions, and manage risks effectively.
They understand that losses are part of the trading process and view them as learning opportunities rather than personal failures.
Profitable traders are PATIENT
It takes time, effort, and practice to master the skills and strategies that can lead to profitable trades. Then, when you’ve found a trading strategy that might work for you, it will take even more patience to wait for the right opportunities and the right entry and exit levels to avoid losing all your gains in one or two trades.
Don’t expect to make money overnight or every day. Instead, focus on the process and the long-term results.
Profitable traders are DISCIPLINED
Profitable trading requires using strategies and risk management habits that work and cutting moves or habits that don’t.
Consistent profitability means using these strategies and risk management practices even through market noise, FUD, and FOMO.
Traders who don’t give in to fear and greed will have a better chance of reducing their irrational decisions and destructive trading habits.
Profitable traders FLEXIBLE
Even the GOATS of different sports change their styles of play as they age or switch teams to keep on winning.
To be consistently profitable, traders have to know and successfully execute different strategies and trading plans to adapt to changing market conditions. They actively seek new knowledge, stay updated with market developments, and refine their trading strategies based on past experiences.
Remember that successful trading not only requires knowledge of the markets you’re trading. You also need to develop a winning mindset if you want to trade like a winner.