All traders must eventually experience the thrill and emotional impact of real-money trading. Most new traders make the mistake of starting off using an unacceptable amount of leverage. If a new trader uses large amounts of cash with too much leverage, they may quickly spiral into a "fear" of the loss. The fear comes true when their trading plan or mindset is flawed, incomplete, and not thoroughly tested. Fear sometimes prevents a new trader from taking the appropriate measures to fix the problem, such as posting pictures in the room or asking for help. When transitioning from the simulator to live money, a trader may experience small losses, which may be acceptable while testing the emotional impact of real-money trading. When new traders experience extreme losses, learning to trade may become unhealthy. This is why when transitioning from the simulator to live money, conventional wisdom suggests that it is best if you trade small, win or lose small. Once you have achieved consistency in generating profit, grow the number of contracts you trade with profit generated by positive trading.