Trading is a difficult thing to do, well it’s difficult to do well and to do it well consistently. There are a lot of things that can happen that can really put a dent on your confidence levels, losses are a part of trading, yet every single loss is going to hit your confidence levels and can make you question whether or not you are doing things right or whether or not it is the right career or hobby for you.
With so many things to hit your confidence levels, it is important that you work out ways to increase it again or to keep it high. If you are making profits, no matter how many losses you have you should be feeling confident as this is something that a lot of traders fail to do. So let’s look at a few of the different things that you could be doing that could potentially help you to increase and keep your confidence levels high.
#1 – Practice
One of the more obvious things, the more you do something, the better you will get at it and the more confident you will be at doing it. The reason people get good at things is simply through practice, you will never be able to plan for every scenario, so having p[racticed through them will give you that little bit of confidence and understanding of how you can deal with the situation at hand without having to worry too much.
#2 – Look at the Bright Side
When things go wrong, there are two things that you can do, you can take it personally or you can look at the brighter side and use that loss as a new learning opportunity. There is always a positive to every negative, it is important that you take a little look for it, this will give you a better perspective of what has gone wrong and will enable you to continue to trade without taking that loss personally or thinking that you may not quite be good enough because you are, everyone experiences these losses, everyone even the millionaires, so do not take it to heart and carry on with your confidence high and a new learning opportunity in hand.
#3 – Focus on Your Trading
Try to focus on what it is that you are doing, do not worry about the things that others are doing or what the results of others are, concentrate on you and only you. If you are not comparing yourself to others you will only have your own past experiences and results to go by, as time goes on you will notice an improvement in your results which will help build your confidence through seeing the progress that you are making. As soon as you compare yourself to others, you will find people doing a lot better and this will hit your confidence levels, so stick to comparing yourself to you and not others.
So those are some of the things that you can do to try and help keep your confidence levels high, it is vital to keep it high and to build up, this will keep you motivated and happy when trading, it will also help to keep away some of those more pesky emotions such as stress.