Well, there are problems and try to bypass or avoid them only will make them become larger. This is not news to anyone, although people still insist on ignoring this fact - and yes, we all do it. That is, the zero step to solving a problem is to accept that there is one.
There are some outstanding features of the people who are natural problem solvers. We can see that they naturally take more risks, are persistent, with an open and curious mind; and not only! Being nonconformist is another key skill. There is always a way to do something and if it was not found yet, the nonconformist will not rest until they find a way. We can then say that being a risk-taker, persistent and curious will make us an incensed person.
And is that good?
The daily exercise to become a trader makes us develop these special skills to be a problem-solver more practical and effective. The first major problem of a trader is to control the emotions and know the right time to make an entry. With some exceptions, traders have good strategies, but they usually do not work because their own. Thus, the daily exercise of patience and observation during the trading is extrapolated to other areas of life, as we are inseparable beings. A familiar problem will affect your performance during a trade and vice versa. Do not ignore this fact.
Being aware of this leads us to the level of reflection. Decisions will become more meticulous, taking into account different views and perspectives on the problem. In addition, there will be an association with past experiences. A troubleshooter is also a good associator, learning from past mistakes and repeating good behaviors. Whenever we encounter a new problem (in life or trading) it is interesting raise some points first:
What is the real problem?
When it happened?
What is preventing me to solve it?
Is this problem influencing other areas of my life? (Remember that we are inseparable beings)
Is this above a manual? No, we do not like manuals. They are some points to help you to think better. There is no magic formula for anything. But there are the so-called starting points, which are useful when we have no idea where to start. Then your experience will guide you to your own method.
Now it is the part that seems self-help book: play sports and take care of your health, family and be happy. No problem will resist to a motivated person. And you can not "blame the market" by your misguided actions. Having this empowerment, this sense of responsibility, brings more clarity to understand what the real problem is, which is the first step to find a solution.
If there are still doubts, complement the reading with our post When in doubt...