I agree with most of what you say - no matter what, I'll never be an expert skier, but for the successful bit, it's all relative, and compared with my relatives, I'm a successful skier! [img]smile.gif[/img]
What I mean is, I have my definition of success for me. I will never win an Olympic medal, but that doesn't mean I'm not successful, it just means I'm not as successful as some.
If I enjoy a ski trip, then it has been successful. If I have learned anything on it, and improved as a skier, then I have been successful.
OK, I'm being really pedantic today, but I just wanted to add that bit. If we set our own targets and meet them, then we are successful.