One key to trading is consistency. All traders have lost money, but if you follow your trading plan and take it a trade at a time, those losses will likely pose less of a threat to your overall strategy. Educating yourself and creating a trading plan is good, but the real test is sticking to that plan through patience and discipline. While consistency is important, don’t be afraid to re-evaluate your trading plan if things aren’t working like you thought. As your experience grows, your needs may change; your plan should always reflect your goals. If your goals or financial situation changes, so should your plan.