I will say it again and keep saying until I am proverbially blue in the face – YOU SHOULD NOT BE TRADING UNLESS IT IS PAPER OR 1 SHARE. And if you are trading Paper or 1 Share the only thing you should be focused on is 1) Identifying the set-up, 2) maintaining a 75% or higher win rate and 3) having a profit factor of 2 or more. There should be no expectation that you will achieve this in the first few months.
But here is the real reason it takes 2+ Years to do this – it isn’t from learning the method, that doesn’t take long – it takes over 2 years to have a trading mindset. Why? Because the mindset you need to trade is in many ways OPPOSITE of the one you use in regular life.