Forex trading takes more than just learning and skills but it takes confidence and belief. It is very easy to be discourage by fails, and hard times and stress and give up. Of course we do not want to deny that there is a time when for some people the best choice is to quit, but in many cases it is important to try and fight for what you believe in.
Having confidence in your Forex trading is a package with having confidence in yourself in general. You need to believe that you can achieve what you think you can. Most successful people – not just traders – in the history of the world believed in their own power of visualization. Meaning they wanted to get somewhere and they did one way or another never really giving up hope. Forex trading most definitely requires never losing hope and pushing to get where you want because it is not an easy or fast process.
You need to believe that you are a successful trader and act as such. This is not to encourage fake over confidence – because it can be harmful – but encourage healthy confidence in your abilities and your skills. If you tell yourself that you are not a good trader and you believe it then your whole outlook will be negative and it will make it harder for you to have the confidence to make the right choices. Hesitating during trading and questioning yourself will only lead to loss.
Aside from being confident in yourself, you need to be confident in your plan, because your trading plan is your main guide and if you don’t trust it enough to always stick to it then you’re in trouble. Of course there are stages where you will go back to the plan and adjust it and make it better, but that happens when you are reviewing your trades, not while you are executing them. During trading you need to have 100% confidence in your plan and strategy and follow them.
Next to your trading plan you should have a risk management plan, and one which you believe is and will continue to work well. Once again it takes some time before you get the right plan, but when you do you have to trust the plan and follow it in order to keep managing your risks and money right.
Last but most definitely not least always keep a trading journal; it is your way of crafting and perfecting your plan.