I didn't ever think that it was going to be possible. But now I'm what some more experienced traders call "trading in the zone" I think my breakthrough came when I kept working and working on perfecting my trading style in sync with my mental focusing concentration. I used to only be thinking about making money but my mentor kept drilling in my head that if I focus on the process of trading versus trying to make money then I will be able to harness my trading set-ups and pull the trigger on S/R. At first, it was very very very hard but he kept coming back to me with this concept and ceaselessly coaxing me into this mindstate and now I am taking home some sweet trading profits. The big advantage to a good prop firm is not really the leverage - I had that at the other prop firms I was trading with. The real difference was the mentoring and counseling. Without that I don't think I would be where I am right now in my trading career. I read posts from traders who post about their issues blocking success and have been there and although I am far from being the master trader I wish to be - I am definitely closer than I was months ago. Good luck everyone and let's keep working together to help each other out on this board. Making money is possible - just find a good firm - and be confident in yourself as a good person.