Trading is all in your head. In order to succeed you need to focus on developing your mindset and get your thought process in alignment with what you need to do to trade profitably. There is no way to become a profitable trader without developing your mindset. No strategy will enable you to win on its own. It is the development of your thought process through experience that boosts your confidence in what you are doing and enables you to reach your trading goals.
In "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" the life of stock trader Jesse Livermore illustrates the ups and downs of trading the financial markets. The lessons learned from reading this book will help you navigate the financial markets and provide important insight to help you understand what the game of trading really is.
The way that Smart Money operates has not changed much in the last 100 years. Instead of sitting in a bucket shop watching a big board of stock prices go up and down we sit comfortably in our homes and offices looking at a computer screen. The game is the same. Just as Jesse Livermore did at the turn of the century you need to observe market behavior, gain valuable live trading experience and develop your trading skill. When you reach a level where you can link profitable trades into profitable days and then into profitable weeks your confidence provides the momentum you need to keep moving forward. This momentum drives you towards your goal of becoming a Professional trader.