Day trading is not just about finding a strategy, practicing it, and then making oodles of money. Day traders develop certain traits, which in turn allow them to implement a strategy effectively, in all market conditions. When someone starts trading, it's unlikely they will possess all these traits. They may be strong in one, two, three, or even four of them, but might need to work on the other traits. That's good news. It means successful traders aren't born; they develop through arduous work that includes these traits.