"Trading is: 90% mindset and 10% skills"
This one is a big one. Suppose you find yourself breathing more quickly or feel anxious when you're thinking about trading. In that case, you probably have a negative expectation about your trading.
Having a negative expectation will make you feel fear when it's time to trade because fear blocks your way to think clearly, so you will most likely make one or more common mistakes
Why does this matter?
Because it will most definitely also result in a negative outcome of the trade.
To prepare for a winning performance, you need to change this negative expectation to a winning expectation by preparing and telling yourself you can trade successfully.
Imagine the trading day ahead of time. Visualize yourself following your trading plan with discipline. Visualize yourself how you easily overcome and can control fear. Visualize yourself winning.
Imagine the trading day ahead of time will help you feel fearless when it is time for you to trade.
Here's my traders affirmation you can use to prepare for a winning performance: