I have been a long term investor for a number of years now and have decided to make a journey to become a day trader. My plan consists of three years to raise capital, study, train, and paper trade before trading my own money. I have read the latest book by Dr. Tharp, "Financial Freedom..." I have convinced myself from his reading and an other book I am reading called "The Mind Map Book" (Buzan) that I should start off with self-analysis and Psychology to form a personalized trading system that centers around my beliefs and concepts, coupled with paradigms shifts that will result in a complete, step-by-step, computer generated mind map. I also have an interest in Dr Kiev's book, "The psychology of Risk." This is the belief I have formed so far to start my journey. Do some of you feel it is more important to start off with tech analysis, candlesticks, graphs...etc..., or do you recommend something completely different that I am overlooking as a newbie. Thanks in advance to your answers and insight.