One will never allow the market to run 40-60 or 80 pips on the "trend" days if your always "grabbing what you can" and live by the motto "give none back".
Right, if you don't know what you are looking for then you will never find it.
You can't say 2+ pips and then point at a 200 pip move; I know it is possible but what truths did you use to get there?
Reality is that you are either taking small pips based on a small chart or big pips based on a big chart...
if you say "I'll wait and see what happens" then you are burning time & burning time means that you are trading a large chart.
We don't cry over missed pips when we are not targeting big pips & even when we are targeting big pips we are always stopping short at a %; we are not taking full moves anyways.
Notice I was up 100+ and 75+ on above chart yet that is not my goal.