The Resistance Inside Your Head

trading resistance

trading resistanceResistance arises from within. It is self-generated and self-perpetuated. – Steven Pressfield

Pressfield explains that Resistance appears to come from external sources. We believe that other people in our lives are what is holding us back. We believe that the yard work is the Resistance.

Despite our natural desire to blame external sources for holding us back, the true source of Resistance is actually inside of us. Pressfield calls Resistance “the enemy within.”

The key to success as a trader is to master the source of our Resistance. To master ourselves. We create our own forms of Resistance and we allow them to hold us back. All we have to do to overcome Resistance is stop letting it control us. However, that can be easier said than done.

One of the first steps in overcoming the enemy that is holding us back from trading profits is to recognize that we create that enemy.