For the past 7 years, I have been wanting to learn how to trade. I have read 100's of books and gone through the usual cycle of trying a near infinite number of indicators. However, I have been doing this only in my free time as I've had a full time career and a family. I have come to realize that most books out there are of "limited" use, as are most indicators. Over the past year or so I have been increasingly focused on learning price action and have focused on actual price behavior to frame trading opportunities. However, given my career + family commitments, I am only able to focus on learning price action during the limited amount of free time that I have. I feel that this is very ineffective - as I will often start to get a feel for something only to have a surge in activity at work and have to break the momentum. Additionally, I can usually look at charts only after hours or on weekends. I want to decide if I should quit my career / take a leave of absence and focus on trading full time. Just thought I would get guidance from others in the community who have been there, done that! Some additional background to frame the decsision: - Currently 34, married, 3 kids - Both my wife and I have make a very good living - House and kids education paid for - Retimrement mostly taken care of (depends on your definition of retirement) - Could support current standard of living for ~5-8 years without any income just based on savings (if both my wife and I quit today and had 0% return on our portfolio) - If I continue at my current career, income in next 5-6 years will reach $1-2M/year; doing very well in terms of trajectory - Currently working 70-80 hrs / week with significant amounts of travel - Have MBA from top 10 school - have ~$0 debt Of course, I've tried to tell myself that I should just focus on my career but I just can't seem to get the trading bug out of my system. Luckily, I've done a lot of testing to already know that indicators etc don't work without losing any significant amount of $. Also, feel like we've gotten ourselves to a low risk situation where my wife can continue to work and we have no debt. Would be helpful to hear from others to see how you think about such decisions. PS: I've read ET forums. Recognize that similar questions have been asked before but think that each situation is unique. Also, would likely learn a lot from engaging in live discussion vs. just reading historical posts.