Trading profitably is a choice you make and you can make that decision right now, without anyone’s permission.
Does this goal show up on your list of goals? What are your goals? When you take a 30,000 foot view of all your goals for 2011 and beyond, what do they add up to?
Unless you state it specifically and publicly, they are vague and closeted goals. Here’s an example of what looks vague in the eyes of the universe:
1) I want to understand fundamentals better.
2) I want to learn about systems.
3) I want to make at least 1 great trade that doubles my money.
Goals 1 and 2 have nothing to do with trading profitably. If you understand that, you know where I’m coming from. Hint: think literally. Goal 3 may occur, but it may be random. And, you might need to include it with 8 other trades that cost you 10% or more each.
Your goals need to be specific, clear, and also include what you don’t want.
Most importantly, you need to put dates on them.
“A goal is a dream with a deadline,” said Napoleon Hill.