look for length of history - the longer the better. it will also help you to asses the risk involved and how consistent a trader is with his trading system. also, i would check for the amount of funds committed by the trader himself - this not only affects his psychology but also tells you how well he appreciates his own trading system.
yes, it is very hard for me 😳, although it becomes easier with time. it's really hard to keep at it after school and work hours while your friends are going out, especially when you don't know if it will make it worth while.but i learned a lot about technical analysis and also starting to experiment with programming to explore some of my theories. i think forex is harder than a degree because you're your own teacher with zero guidance.