Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.
Often new and inexperienced traders enter the trading arena thinking that they can begin making big profits right away. I'm going to tell my boss where to go and make my living trading the markets - freedom at last. How often I have heard those words. It takes skill, knowledge, and experience to trade profitably over the long term. Anyone may experience some initial success, and begin to think I love this, it's easy. Often however the success is sporadic and short lived. A seasoned trader hones his/her skills over many years gaining a wealth of experience. If you do too much too soon, odds are you will fail, and become very disappointed. New traders, after experiencing that failure and disappointment, will often give up rather than continue on. If you are new or even relatively new take smaller steps and build up your skills, the failure and the disappointment is your education (just like college), you will soon experience profitability, if you learn from your disappointments.