One of the best benefits of automated trading is the ability to remove emotion from the way you trade. We often feel a certain level of fear at the thought of losing money, often outweighed by the thought of the big win that sets us up for life. The key is to focus on that fear and turn it into a tool for intelligent investing.
This can be done by controlling how much of your capital you invest and keep it at a safe level to make sure that you build safely, even if that means it is slower. This coincides with the idea of risk management, as you will better manage your money by avoiding risky strategies. Don't put all your eggs in one basket!
This is where diversification comes in. There have been many success stories of investors who have built slowly and carefully from small bets. They may not be resounding victories in the short term, but a little here and a little there adds up over time to a stronger, more managed portfolio.