Having a profit target- what is your expectation, and what is the variant perception/transformative events that will unlock value? Optimism is less important than the quality of the work.keep a diary. the more your aware of your own impulsivity, the more you can approach this in a calmer way with better understanding. Get a handle on your fear and greed, and learn to be patient. most of your money is made in 3% ofyour trades. entry and exit strategies. Having a defined universe- what do you know well? what are your competencies? Identifying what your good at.