But you may need to change your perspective about what that means. Think of your life like a business, what do business's die without....cashflow!
Having traded for a living for a number of years now you quickly learn that while you can make large sums of money by position trading, the downside is it can take a lot of time...and in the meantime your bills keep coming and you still need to eat etc.
This was a lesson that was lost on me the first time I attempted to trade full time for a living, well that and having high overheads. There was a small 27 page ebook my friend Rob Booker wrote called Forex Strategy 10: Low Risk/High Return Currency Trading. When I read this the first time I was "attempting" to trade for a living, truthful I foolishly dismissed its message.
I was too attached to the idea that massive profits that would bulk up my bank account. Today I think massive profits are the exception not the norm...cashflow is king, you need to ring the register daily, the low stress compound growth eclipses that of one or two massive stressful gains that may only happen once every two or three months.
Hear my thoughts on this while I'm waiting for a small trade on the $EURJPY to pan out.