That Which Cannot Be Said

That Which Cannot Be Said (PDF) from Dr. Brett Steenbarger is good reading. An excerpt:

“The role of a good psychologist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. If you’re comfortable in bed while your market is in its peak period of opportunity, you shouldn’t be comfortable. I told the trader he didn’t deserve to succeed for the same reason I’m writing this article: to create a test. I wanted to put a mirror in front of his trading so that he would either close his eyes or squarely face what he saw.”