That’s quite a challenge to squeeze into one post on a forum!
Personally, I think a trader needs to put greater emphasis on their own mindset than on the actual method they are applying. Of course, it is essential that the method is viable and produces a positive expectancy but, like with any machinery, if the operator is not skilled and experienced enough then they cannot extract the maximum potential from the machine. We need to gain that expertise in handling our trading approach and also in reading and understanding the markets that we are applying it to.
I believe it is necessary to build confidence in oneself and one’s method. This demands strict discipline and repetition as well as a comprehensive journalling of all trades and their attributes.
Above all, one needs to approach one’s trading as a serious business venture. We should take pride in what we are doing and seek excellence in our achievements. All successful businesses have a clear business plan, a method, a product, defined objectives and a regular review process of progress as well as a fault analysis and correction procedure. Why should your trading deserve anything less than this?
But I think that is enough, if not too much, for one post!