Part of being a successful trader is having a sound strategy, and part of that is creating a trade plan. A trade plan is a list of rules that cover the traders entry, exit, and money management criteria for purchases. Make sure you stick with your plan. Going "off road" and accepting new trades outside of your plan may seem like a great idea at the time, but is a poor strategy in the long run. Even if it occasionally works out, it will eventually come back to bite you. Sometimes your trade plan might not work, but that is OK. Even the most seasoned of traders have experienced this. If and when this happens, simply bail out and create a whole, new plan.