You Need A Mentor
It took me 3 years to become a profitable trader. I happen to be an intelligent guy who also completed his PhD in Semiconductor Photocatalysis in 3 years.
My point is, trading is serious business hence, you have to approach it correctly to be consistently profitable. There are no shortcuts. You can teach yourself through trial and error like I did and spend approximately 3 years or you can take a trading course which pretty much adopts the traditional education system with all its faults or you can have a successful trader mentor you.
Mentorship helps you avoid the failings of the other approaches. More importantly, you will learn all 3 aspects of trading simultaneously; Trading Execution, Trade Management and Trading Psychology. Mentorship will reduce your learning period from 3 years to 6 months.