I think getting to the bottom of ourselves is as much as anything the key - it is also incredibly difficult to do !
If you want try it - This book will show you things and take you to places you have no idea about ! (it may ruin your life though as the blinkers fall off your vision of those around you )
There is also “Black Swans” by Nicholas nahim Taleb (sp) which tells us the very depressing news that our lives are planned out for us before we leave school and there is very little we can do to change it.
“Free Will”, decisions, All cast into our individual personality. How we react to loss / gain - Behavioural Economics tells us that people will take far more risk to avoid a loss than to achieve a gain - hence the risk of our winners being smaller than our losers - One of the very hardest things for us to avoid.
To change our psychologies, we have to know what they are in the first place - something very few of us do and even then something we simply don’t accept and find other excuse for. When a trade is going against us we stay in until ist “Reverses” (or not !) when we are winning, we are in a hurry to get out in case it “Reverses”, especially when it Does start to retrace !
Gwtting in to a trade - we are despeate to make all this money, but fearful that we will bet the wrong way - so we wait for confirmation -
The "Cat and the Rat"
A rat lived in a kitchen where the cat slept and was fed
One morning the Rat was looking out of his hole and saw the cat leave the Kitchen. He waited to see if the cat would come back, which it didn’t for sebveral hours. Now convinced he was safe, he left his hole and went to the pantry, ate his fill and was just about to return too his hole - when the cat, who had been outside doing “Cat things” came back through the door to have a sleep !
Thus is the nature of “Confirmation”