Every successful trader ultimately find a method which works for him or her. The day you stop trading like someone is when you become more successful. That is one of the reason why following a newsletter seldom makes money for most people. As I said yesterday, at a personal level, only self evident truth is truth.
Look at for example religion. Once you make a hypothesis that God exists, everything neatly falls in place and similarly if you make a hypothesis that God does not exist, you still have great clarity. Once you believe God exists, you are willing to do anything for it, as demonstrated by fanatics of all religion. Achieving Nirvana is easy once the central hypothesis is in place. Then various methods of achieving it work. Religion is the most skillfully marketed product in the world. It is all about changing followers mental model.
Your central beliefs determine whether you understand a concept and own it up and trade it successfully. Those set of beliefs pre date any methodology. That is why to merely look at the scans or entry, exit methods and risk management methods does not work.
It is also the reason why black box systems seldom work for their purchasers. When you buy a black box what conviction do you have in it. Now in marketing term black box makers try every trick in the book and I study with great interest marketing of several black boxes for stock trading and yet the marketers find high customer churn. Recently a marketer of black box trading system for traders asked my advise on how can they market it better, my advise was simple. Disclose what is in your black box to minutest detail. If people get convinced about the logic and if that truth is self evident to them, they will buy it.
The central point behind my argument boils down to" Total World View" as opposed to those who struggle to be successful or those who get stuck in mediocrity.
Once the mental models change, same systems and methods work very efficiently.