My goal is to build an automated strategy. For the past 6 months I've spent not kidding about 50 - 60 hrs per week learning how to do this. Reading numerous books, forum posts, ideas, and then writting seems like thousands of programs. To date, I have never come up with something profitable enough to trade. I always said to myself I'd go for up to a year if I don't get burnt out. Right now, "I'm burnt out" ... been feeling this way for the past week. Is it time to throw in the towel, realize I can't do this, and make money some other way?