Ok here is my dillema, i have been trading for one year, trading various instruments, and have had some success and some failures. Overall i have been up 25% on my small act and then gave some back and am slightly up. i have learned to sit on my hands when i dont see a good set up, and once i do find that set up i have been waiting for i still just sit there and watch it goooo. It is very frustrating to wait and sit infront of the tape, spend hours of just watching numbers go by and then miss it. Not wanting to chase it i miss the entire move, then i start analyzing what happened and why i didnt go for it! Then i step back and say what the hell am i doing here, i know successful trading doesnt happen overnight but is this part of the entire learning process, or is there a bigger problem at hand - where i just simply should give this up and do something different w my life. The reason why i keep coming back is that i realy love the market, i dream charts and set ups, sometimes when traveling i get releived when i catch cnbc or cnnfn on airport tvs to know what the mkt is doing, in a whacky way it calms me down, whether its up or down.- doesnt matter. So i guess i wanted to get some input on this. Is this normal or is it a sign of just accepting the fact that not everyone is cut out for this???