I would like to explore the psychological characterizes of what is it that attracts us to trading, what makes us stay in this business even after some years of famine. I believe most of us have made great personal and professional scarifies along the way to pursue our dream of 'making' it. All of us have been told by friends/family at one time or another that what we do is very risky, when are we going to get a 'real' job? For me I think its that eternal dream of making it, making what ever millions I think it takes to make it. I feel that trading is one profession where I can fully express my talents and creativity, be my own boss so to speak. There are many other trades where I could be my own boss, for example a business owner, but then I would also be at the mercy of customers, of economic cycles etc. Here its just me, I am not dependent upon anyone for my success. But I think there in also lies our challenge, what price are we willing to pay for this autonomy? I believe for me the price is internal self discipline, exercising self control in this sea of endless unlimited choices. Its not easy. I like others to share, what attracts you to this business of trading and what price are you willing to pay to achieve your goals? Thanks, I look forward to your responses.