My trading mentor Jason Stapleton once told me that you know that you're a good trader when it's boring. During his classes he continued to emphasize the importance of taking emotion out of trading. Without going into details he has trained us to attack the market as if we were in the special forces (which he was a member of). One of his main concepts was I.P.D.E. which stands for Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute. I bring this up because I have very quietly had an amazing past two weeks in the market and didn't even realize it. I don't know if it's because i'm becoming more confident in my craft or that I have just been concerned with the other events occurring in my life, but I didn't realize how good I have been doing until I recently opened my account statement a few minutes ago. maybe trading has finally gotten boring for me. When I opened it I honestly thought that they sent me the wrong statement because I didn't remember placing that many trades. But as I looked at my own spreadsheet it was correct. I think it's because I've been acting on pure rules instead of getting emotionally involved with each trade. I have been entering them, setting my stops and targets, then forgetting about them while they do what they do. Maybe I have become the trading Robot. That would be pretty cool! With that being said a couple fantastic weeks doesn't make me a successful trader yet. I need to turn these weeks into months and months into years, then I will truly deserve the crown that I seek.