Hello L, please read the following article,
You would be doing yourself a favor to get rid of the notion of percentage and monetary goals. The only goal you should have is to trade well. Also the concept of “doubling the account in x years” is not founded in truth UNLESS you are able to see an independently audited statement, outside of that, it didn’t happen.
If you are willing to focus on the mental aspect of trading, and change your personality to fit the profession, you are off to a good start, but if you insist to try to make the markets and trading fit your personality, you will fail. I would suggest reading A. Elders updated Trading For A Living, and pay special attention to the psychological aspects.
Remember, once you are in a trade, no one cares about you, your feelings, your losses, etc. There is no safety net, no emotional salve, nothing but you, yourself, and you. You will see yourself reflected in the market by your actions, every weakness you have will be exposed and there will be nowhere for you to hide. Please read some of the real life experiences in my section The VIPER Couch, it might help you see what you are in for.
The Ever Experienced VIPER