We always get to hear about "finding our own way" in trading and doing what "fits our personality". I believe that these words go much deeper than learning by doing. I observe a tendency among successful traders toward having a general theory of why the market does what it does. I recognize a necessity for a framework that defines every detail about your understanding of market movements. Before you even think of developing a strategy and its processes, you should first have such a theory. The essence is to build an individually crafted foundation (or one passed to you by a mentor). Newbies are often being advised about specific actions or changes to undertake in their trading, but I have yet to see discussions here of how traders look at the financial market that can inspire a newbie to critical thinking. The market has a language and a trader has to understand this language. To everyone else, the day-to-day price action is randomness and noise. What ubiquitous theory is based on your daily interpretation and trading execution? Have you explored a few representations of the market in terms of a concept? Did you leverage other traders' perspectives to manifest your own framework?