Build and use a proper trading plan
Plan is nothing more than a list of various steps and diagrams to achieve a goal within allocated time and resources. It's where we carefully define strategy and tactics in order to reach our defined goal.
Why do I need a trading plan?
How can write a trading plan?
What should I include in my trading plan?
How do I know my trading plan is good?
Before the need of a plan you need to have a clear goal. Once you have your goal, you'll be asking yourself how to achieve your goal. That's when you realize you need a sound plan. Trading plan is similar to most other plans with some unique sections of it's own.
As the saying goes, battles are won or lost before they began, which implies the importance of advance planning and preparation.