Success in Trading is Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone
Firstly trend following has to be one of the most challenging endeavors that one may encounter in their lifetime. As much as success is possible, one will be faced with constant losses ( however successful trend followers try to keep them small) and durations of long periods of times that are unprofitable.
How many times have you been up in a trade and started to think about how much money you have made? You have urges to bank it quickly and then play it safe. That’s not the making of a successful trader and trend follower. Traders that are far too worried about giving money back. When athletes are consumed by not losing rather than by winning, they have failed.
Successful traders know they must follow an exact trading plan and probably more importantly they have the proper psychological makeup. They have no issue of stepping outside their comfort zone.