I Want To Break Free
My account grew by 10% this month, and if I step back and look at the bigger picture I should be satisfied with my performance: 17 out of 21 positive weeks, with an average after-expenses profit of just over £400 a week. But comfortable I am not. I feel as if my trading performance is trapped in a range – see the shaded area in the chart – and this is producing a sense of unease.
In the month ahead I just want to stick to my game plan, roll the dice and let them land as they may. I know the barrier may be a fiction of my own making, but if I can take my account to £14,000 I feel this would be a significant achievement because it would transform the break-even target (£18,000) from a dot on the landscape to a realistically achievable goal.
However, just as happiness is often attained by an indirect route, so I believe trading success can only be achieved if I focus on the process and not the prize.