Stop waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect strategy, the next book to read, the right computer, the holy grail, the perfect amount of capital, another year of working your mindless corporate job to be ready. Just start trading today. Any market you like, very small size and get the ball rolling. See some price action. Get the feel of entering orders. Experience your emotions with real but unsubstantial amounts of money on the line so you can learn to get them into check. Journal your thoughts and experiences and review them daily. Just do it already and get on the road to becoming a trader. No more excuses.