It is quite common to underestimate the importance of trading methodology in the entire process. Remember that, trading methodology is the key to success in trading. It is only with the complete trading methodology that one can identify the gaps in the trading process and realize where one is going wrong. Once the process is in place, the slips between the gaps can be totally avoided. The methodology for pre-trade, during-trade and post-trade should be documented in detail and there should also be a daily sign off that the trading methodology has been adhered to. In the longer run, you will find your trading activity getting a lot smoother. Like it or not, trading is a lot more of process, discipline and methodology than about skill and flair. It is important to remember this point as a trader.