I couldn't fit the whole title in but what I wanted to ask is whether people think that it is likely to be a successful trader if one has a full time job in something completely different. I have asked this question to some successful traders and they have said that trading is not an easy endeavour and to truly be successful, one must dedicate their time 100% to it. Trading is my passion. My work is a means to make a living.. now that I've progressed through the ranks in my company, I find that I'm being paid a reasonable salary which makes it difficult to give it up and trade. I have been at it (trading that is) for many years now and finally I am seeing consistency but I am only trading in relatively small lots. However the PnL isn't huge... I am just wondering what people think... what is your personal experience to becoming a successful trader and how did you achieve it if you're in full time work doing something completely different. I know it's possible but just wondering about your personal thoughts and opinions. Thanks!