Originally Posted by Boltpoker
Does anyone else think online tournaments above 18 people are a waste of time.
No, but it is undeniably difficult to be a long-term winner, and it takes time and determination to do it.
The potential rewards are large, and some of the better tournament players here at CC have cashed out many thousands of dollars. That success is hard won.
The most important qualities you need to develop are patience and discipline. Also, study and develop your game. The "Harrington on Holdem" books are a good starting point, and there are also many useful articles and tips available on the internet (not least, right here on this site).
Come back in a year and tell us how you are getting on.