I've been studying and learning trading and the markets from a background perspective for months and months, but am struggling in finding how to make the transition to actual trading. I've tried limited backtesting programming, but I am not very good at those kinds of things, and am learning from scratch (so it could take a long, long time before I can do that). I've also tried testing others' strategies just by hand, but have found nothing that works enough and consistently to have any confidence in. How did you make the transition from knowing trading to being a trader? I want to have fairly consistent, proven setups, but just can't decide on my next move. I only have about 6 weeks before I lose most of my time to college now, so I don't want to waste the summer learning how to program, for instance. I figure I could print out charts full of different indicators and study, paper trade what I know and learn from experience, keep learning how to program, sit around and be indecisive, or what? I appreciate the help.