Dislikedyes joll it is my answer but i will add one word: I had learned that everyone has to go through a concise learning process before becoming a successful trader. many are learning in rong way and most of them start first step with wrong learning decision. first thing anybody must learn is YYYXXX=YYYDDD/XXXDDDIgnored
I chose to do Algo trading, so I learned programming on MT4/TradingView, statistics, maths and meanings of indicators.
TBH after 5 months, I wrote a few EAs and tested demo and live. I found that I do not have a good strategy to be fully automated, rather if traded manually the performance would be better.
But in this 5 months I learned a lot of skills.
I can prove a concept by statistics, write scripts to greatly shorten my backtesting time. With the skills I could quickly identify a few strategies that works okay for manual trading. So now I dive in to learn PA and psychology, while having some fairly performing strategies to keep my acc going and encourage me moving on.
Learning is a must. Learn hard can speed up. Learn smart can boost productivity