I hear a lot of traders, especially new traders, always talking about how much they want to earn. I rarely hear someone mention consistent returns. Those who are serious about trading need to shift their focus on consistent returns as every successful trader know that it is not about how much you earn, it is about how much you keep on a consistent base.
I rather make a smaller amount, but do so with consistency and every month. Trading is not about getting one or two trades right and make a big return, it is about consistent returns over the long-term. Give it a thought before you try to hit a home run next time.