Three ways to identify your trading strengths:
1. Review your trading journals
Review your trading logs and pinpoint those instances where you think you performed well.
Identify your top ten most profitable trades and take note of the following: Which pairs did you trade? Did you stick to your trading plan? Did you base them solely on technicals, fundamentals, or were they a combination of both? How long did you hold on to your trades?
2. List down your strengths as a trader
Try to identify your top five:
creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning, wisdom, bravery, persistence, integrity, vitality, love, kindness, social intelligence, citizenship, fairness, leadership, forgiveness, modesty, prudence, self-control, appreciation of beauty, gratitude, optimism, humor, spirituality.
Done? Now what I want you to do is think of SPECIFIC ways how you could utilize them in your daily trading.
For example, I ranked the persistency of learning as my biggest strength. I think I can utilize this more by studying different systems and by reading more books on forex trading.
3. Ask for other people’s opinions
Although self-reflection is helpful, we may overlook a few traits that other people can easily identify in us. So take the time to ask for outside opinion.
It is important that you compile their input and compare them to your own list. You might be surprised to see how other people perceive you.