How to Handle a Justifiable Loss

  • Accept the loss and forget about it.
    • Record it in your record book and do not rehash it.
  • Do not discuss the loss with anyone.
    • Do not recruit anyone’s sympathy or sorrow.
    • Do not feel sorry for yourself.
    • Do  not soothe your loss by going overboard on food, drink, or sex.
  • Do not feel as if you have been punished.
    • Do not punish or hate yourself for losing.
    • Do not allow yourself to accept any punishment from loved ones.
    • Do not accept ridicule or blame from your broker.
  • Do not blame your trading system.
    • Do not alter your technique, system, or methods.
  • Do not fear making the next trade
    • Do not respond by allowing your market studies to fall behind.
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