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I was blown away by the great response to my initial post.

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I admit to not having read all the replies, but to the OP I would just suggest the following:

-Be open minded; trading, you might find, is miserable and a job/career you may not want.
-If you find you don't enjoy trading, you will find success in other endeavors for sure; traders are a smart bunch.
-Don't beat yourself up about anything. If you don't find success in trading it doesn't mean that you are less of a person for it. At least you could say that you gave it a shot, which is more than some arm chair quarterbacks could ever say.
-Trading will never be easy; but then if it was, it wouldn't be worth doing.

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I just read this whole thread. I really can't think of anything to add to it; @ShaunG got some very valuable advice.

I did want to say that I am proud that the futures.io (formerly BMT) community came through so well to help this new guy. It's special, and I'm glad that Shaun has joined it.

I think you'll get a lot out of it, Shaun!

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