Re: hello folks welcome to 2014
My big advice to the rookies is to study and participate here often. Find out what the recommended books are and read them. Hang out here on the forums, ask questions, and try to really develop your knowledge. Between it all, practice and repeat until everything sets in. That is how you become great.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X