Neo in the Matrix is a great example of this experience. In the first movie he was a novice and pretty much had no idea what was going on around him. He was taught many skills and was told that he could do this and could do that, but he struggled to realize his full potential. After failing over and over again he finally had his "ah ha experience" where everything clicked and he was able to defeat his foes. However, Neo didn't stop there. Having that experience gave him a confidence that he never had before. And now that he believed in himself fully, he was able to take his skills to the next level and really master his craft. To make a long story short, eventually he got to the point where he was able to accomplish his goals blindfolded (literally).
This is where my story comes in. One month from now will be the anniversary of when I first signed up for Jason Stapleton's Forex trading course. While I was in the course I was able to ask a lot of questions and receive answers instantaneously. However, once I graduated in September 2010 I was out on my own. Don't get me wrong I still had support from Jason just an email or phone call away. But as a person that was going on to be a professional trader, I didn't feel as if it was right to contact him with every question I had. I felt that I had to take my own bumps and bruises to succeed instead of having my hand held. with that being said I spent the first six months of professional trading searching for an answer to a question that I wasn't even sure of. However, I feel as if I have recently had my "ah ha experience." Just as in Neo's case, I was taught everything I need to know in order to be successful and I definitely have the passion and desire to succeed. It was simply a matter of time (call it experience in the market I guess) before it all clicked. Now I follow the same pairs, look at the same charts, analyze the same patterns, but it all seems to be easy now. Just as in the 3rd Matrix Neo was able to fight and fly with little effort, I feel as if my trading is taking the same steps. Of course, I've only recently had this experience and I feel as if I need to trade well for a full year instead of a few months before I can really call myself a successful trader. But hey it's a start and my desire to get better continues to increase with every trade I make, win lose or draw.