New traders put far too much emphasis on the losers.
Much of this behaviour is driven by the education styles we encounter in our schools as children. So we equate each trade with a question in a test. In a test, if we get only 11 questions right out of 20, we’re not doing very well. And no doubt the teacher will sit down and we’ll go over those questions we got wrong, over and over and over, until we get most or all of them right. There’s nothing they can do about changing this behaviour, they’re only teachers.
Meanwhile, in the real world, the trader takes 20 trades. 9 of them are losers and each one costs 1% of their account capital. But 11 of them are winners and they make a profit of 1.5% of their account capital. So in 20 trades they made a profit of 7.6%. (believe me or work it out yourself)
Now if that trader only trades 20 days per month and only trades once per day, they are going to more than double their account in a year. What teacher doubles their salary in a year?