I’m just gonna throw this analogy out there. Just something I randomly came up with just now..

People spend 4 yrs (or more) to get a degree (or multiple) in order to get into the career that they want. If you want trading to become your career, you gotta spend the time (and money) to learn how it works then you’ll succeed eventually. There’s no easy / prefect way to get there in one go, it takes time and effort.

I’ve now been exposed to the markets for 2 years, but I’ve only had about 4 months of collective trade time. I don’t watch the markets constantly, day in and day out. So I’m not suprised at my progress speed. I know and admit I don’t spend the time like some people do. I don’t have the time to do that, given that I’m a full time student + part time job + business + blog etc. So, don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t understand something overnight or over the course of a few weeks. This is a long journey, if you’re persistent to make it into a career, it won’t matter. Because you’ll enjoy spending the time and effort to get thru it.

PS: I’ve only taken 1st yr summer off, then from 2nd yr onwards, I’ve been in school constantly. I only started stocks Mar/Apr 2010 which was the end of 3rd yr university.  So I’ve always been pre-occupied with something else, either school, business or whatever it was. I’ve never once woken up and the only thing on my mind was trading. I would love for that to happen, then I could fully focus on perfecting my trading skills but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. So, until that day comes, trading remains to be a side hobby which at times provides additional income for me .