Over the weekend I was going through a book named, Psycho- Cybernetics.
In the few topics which I have gone through, the mention of self-image is very prominent. It says that even if we have the best of circumstances and the best of everything, we will only succeed to the limit of our self image.
Our self image is created by the thoughts which we hold in our minds by hearsay, experience, what elders have told us and the like.
It says that if we want to improve, we need to improve our self image, what we think of ourselves.
The topics emphasize the need of holding mental picture of ourself in our mind's eye.
It says "Picture yourself vividly as defeated and that alone will make victory impossible. Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination"
The mental picture has to as detailed and vivid as possible while rehearsing and action has to be taken on it.
It says that the human nervous system cannot tell the difference between an 'actual' experience and an experience imagined vividly and in detail.
If we can apply the same concept for trading, and rehearse in our mind's eye the trades which we want to take, I would be very interested to see if we can actually raise the bar and perform at the next level.