I have been an active trader for over 15 years, trading equities, options and futures. I never had a trading mentor, so did what most novice traders do when starting out and devour anything and everything related to trading. I wanted to do it all. But then slowly over the years, after making many many mistakes, I began to find my way. Trading, as in life, we have our own internal drummer, and we must learn to march to our own beat.