It's amazing to me to me that EVERY time I try and push my trading, i.e. aggressive vs. conservative, I get whacked...hard. Build the acct. up, get whacked, build it up, get whacked. Jeez. I'm seriously consistent but can't get over the hump. One would think that the natural progression of trading skill would equate into breaking through "resistance" levels of an equity curve. But sure as shit, as soon as I start opening things up, BAM! I have no problems maxing out on contracts and pulling the trigger which could be part of the problem. You may say why don't I stick to what works, and maybe I should, but I don't see how else to become a seriously successful trader without pushing the envelope, especially with a smaller acct. Maybe I'm looking at this at a wrong angle, I don't know, but I expect improvement and growth after time and effort in any endeavor, including trading. Wrong approach maybe. I not really looking for any answers here. Just some comments form others on this board who may have gone through this same thing.