I think self-evaluation has been a key factor for me in terms of moving from Stage 2 to Stage 3.
One of the things that has helped me is that I created a Breakout worksheet. I fill out all the information I consider before, during, and after taking a trade.
It does several things for me: 1) It slows me down; 2) It forces me to justify my decision to take the trade; 3) It provides me with a space to write my comments about the trade while I am in it, and after the trade is finished. 4) It give me a written record of all my trades, which...Ignored
"thought this was a retrace and I could grab some extra pips => never think you know this already, you are a new trader and should stick to the rules, the rest will come later, you should know this, this isn't the first time!!!"