Also like the fact that you at least state 'what your doing', or what you think. Unlike a lot of poster that will 'tell you' after the fact they bought at the low of the day or sold at the high after the market close.
However don't stoop to the level of other's have confidence, good call, just maybe turn it down 1 notch. Note several discussed the 'range' just don't gloat. There are plenty of gains$$ for everyone.
Myself personal experience has been similar to yours was 'crushed' in 2001 lost 350K in about 45 minutes (way to leveraged) took awhile to get mentally back into the game. However did get back into the game and yes you are correct 'emotions' will kill you, its been a good year. Looking forward to eliminating the last of my carry over on my taxes this years return.