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Over and over I see a common problem amongst traders. It’s a small 3 letter word that’s holding back their progress and they don’t even realize it.

What is this word?

The word is… ‘WHY?’

For example:

‘Why this indicator?’

‘Why NOT this indicator?’

‘Why this number?’

‘Why NOT this number?’

… You can see the pattern.

And this one simple word can often make a HUGE difference in how your trading progresses.

The truth is, if you want to progress efficiently in trading, you can’t focus on trying to understand every single step along the way.

Sometimes things just work! And we don’t know why.

But to get to that point, we will often do better if we stop asking “WHY” and start asking a different question instead, which is what I discuss in this new video, including:

  • How trading is a WHAT business and not WHY business,

  • Why so many traders are obsessed with ‘WHY’ and how this is holding them back,

  • My best advice on how to get out of the ‘WHY’ mindset and build a different, more efficient trading mindset.

Remember – the right mindset is where it all begins! So watch the video.

Happy Trading,


This article was originally published on the Better Trader Academy blog.

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