Fears of the trader by Ron Jaenisch
In order to eliminate fear from trading it may be useful to have an understanding of what it is and how
we generate it. Fear is actually a form of excitement and the only physiological difference between fear
and excitement is an individual's breathing pattern. Next time you feel fear notice 1) your shallow
breathing, 2) the things you are saying to yourself, and 3) the pictures in your mind.
It has already been proven that what people feel has everything to do with what they imagine and nothing
to do with reality. Reality is nothing more than a stimulus source. The stimuli are filtered through a belief
system and an internal picture is generated by the individual. This picture may result in a person
experiencing an internal dialog which leads to a feeling, to action, or both.