It is a well documented fact that alignment with one’s goals gets one to achieve one’s goals. The main reason many traders have difficulty achieving positive trading consistency is a lack of skill sets that gets their brains in alignment with their goals.
Neuro science has discovered that we have five times more negative thoughts than positive ones.
The brain is hardwired to think defensive, negative and limiting thoughts habitually. It is a left over from the earlier days of our evolution and also a stress response to modern day life styles which are not supportive of healthy brain function.
Our negative thoughts are largely subconscious. Unless you develop a strategy that brings your subconscious thoughts to your awareness you will be thinking and acting on auto pilot most of the time. By the time you realize that you have succumbed once more to a sabotaging behaviour pattern the damage to your trading account, not to mention your psychological account has been done.
You might think that there is something wrong with you, or that you aren’t a good enough trader, alas this is not entirely true and can lead to serious self esteem issues which are not that easily resolved.
When your brain is not in coherence, the critical part of the brain dominates.
That part of the brain is trained to think logically and critically.
By contrast, if the left and the right brain are in harmony, the intuitive, creative and visionary sides of your brain are in alignment. When the left and right side of the brain are balanced critical thinking ceases. You feel better, fear recedes and your creative powers surface.