One trader wrote in that he was in a slump and wondered if he should switch markets or find another indicator.
Do you ever find that you also want to blame something outside yourself?
One of my favorites used to be blaming ‘the system’ – the system is rigged against me: the brokers are the only ones getting rich, robbing me on these bid/asked spreads, hunting all my stops, etc.
When you blame an external situation, you are giving up control, and instead letting yourself be controlled by outside events. This converts you from a proactive trader into a reactive trader. Or a winner into a whiner.