How about having a large enough capital? There is a big difference between trying to make a living out of 50K, 500k or 5m. With 5m you be can be fairly relaxed and can achieve zen like self awareness, with 50k it'd be stress overload, and can easily fall into self awareness death spiral.
The secret ingredient if you want to become a full time trader – what nobody talks about
Looking back, I now realize that what allowed me to finally become a full-time trader was not a better trading strategy or a different method, but something I never expected when I started out as a trader. In today’s society where the average attention span has dropped to 8 seconds, where 140 character tweets seem too long (#TLDR) and people skip YouTube videos after just a few seconds, we easily lose the connection to ourselves… The concept of “self-awareness” has a woo woo ring to it and most traders will not listen to you if you start a trading conversation by referring to self-awareness. However, if you really ... (full story)