01. Having a trading journal keeps you accountable.\r\n\r\n02. A professional trader updates his trading journal consistently.\r\n\r\n03. Successful traders don't leave anything to chance. \r\n\r\n04. Being in the top mental condition is very important for your trading.\r\n\r\n05. Most traders treat each trade as if it's a lot more important than it really is.\r\n\r\n06. Focus on the "forest", not the "trees".\r\n\r\n07. Trade in a disciplined and patient manner.\r\n\r\n08. Develop a "big account mentality" even if you're trading a small account.\r\n\r\n09. Relaxation and mental clarity create logical trading decisions.\r\n\r\n10. The urgency and pressure to make money cause traders to lose money.\r\n\r\n11. Traders with big accounts do not feel pressure or a "need" to trade.\r\n\r\n12. Stop thinking that you can turn a small account into a giant one overnight.\r\n\r\n13. Enter your trades and then stop thinking about them.\r\n\r\n14. Over-involvement in your trades could hurt your results.\r\n\r\n15. Preserve your capital for high probability market setups.\r\n\r\n16. Winning a trade feels good and it often floods a trader's brain.\r\n\r\n17. In trading, the best offense is a good defense.\r\n\r\n18. Be a defensive-minded trader.\r\n\r\n19. Getting a good night's rest is very important to successful long-term trading.\r\n\r\n20. Understand that there is no "short-cut" in trading.\r\n\r\n21. Beginner traders should focus more on learning to trade, not making money.\r\n\r\n22. Trading success is not determined by any one trade, but by a series of trades over time.\r\n\r\n23. A trader's longevity in the market is determined by how well he manages the risk.\r\n\r\n24. To build your trading account you need to know how to manage your risk appropriately.\r\n\r\n25. Make sure that any one individual trade has a maximum dollar loss point.