That is not successful, can be mediocre.Depends on the person making the statement. It was successful (or even unachievable) the first years when I started to trade. But as I make now more than enough money every year to pay 10 times all the bills I consider your statement only as mediocre. Meaning of words can change over the years depending on your own experience. My first car was fabulous... till I bought my second one. My first wife was fabulous... till I... I agree with @learner2007, and @sle, I still found significant new things after more than a decade of trading. I still study every day. Not because I have to but because I like to. Trading is for me the ultimate occupation. It is even not a job to me.