i got news for you. when you get sucked into the trading addiction you cannot concentrate on anything else. you honestly think you can sit down and spend quality time with your children after a big loss? you honestly think you can enjoy your weekend after a bad week? you honestly think you can have a normal conversation at a dinner party knowing that the stock you own is getting crucified after hours on some bad news? you honestly think you can pay attention to your wife when you left your trading platform just for a few minutes to get coffee and your stock dropped 2 points? of cours every occupation has ups and downs but NOTHING AND I MEAN NOTHING COMPARES TO THE ADDICTION AND RUSH OF TRADING..does trading give you a rush? when you lose i bet you cannot wait to make that money back? i bet when you go through all your capital you are thinking of crafty ways to refill your trading account but of course this time will be different. this time you will "stick to your discipline"..hahaha,,yeah right !!! if you only listened to your gut!!! another joke. i hear that at the casino's all the time. oh yeah,you do research,you look at charts,trading is different than black jack..oh it is !!! no it is not. being an engineer or a bisness owner is different than black jack. TRADING IS GAMBLING,ALBEIT CONTROLLED GAMBLING BUT IT IS STILL GAMBLING AND MOST LOSE EVERYTHING AND MOST CANNOT STOP UNTIL THEY SAY THIS FAMOUS LAST SENTENCE:" I AM REALLY GIVING UP ON TRADING,I JUST WANT TO MAKE MY INITIAL INVESTMENT BACK AND THEN THATS IT!!". hahaha,thats the same thing a gambler says in vegas. i've seen hundreds of guys lose everything. go ahead and read all those books,watch all those video's,listen to all those guru's who made millions trading// trading at a prop firm and trading ONLY the firms money is totally different and much more controlled. give it up and get a normal job or open a business, trading is a dead end street. admit it and get out now while you are still young and don't listen to the clowns on this board who preach DISCIPLINE,thats another famous wrd used by gamblers. focus on being the best you can be and enjoy life. can you really enjoy life being on top of the worldone week and on the brink of suicide the next week? ask your self this..does this sound like you?