I started trading in 2005 and like you had some successes, some losses and periods of time when I got mad and didn't trade for months. By 2014, I decided I had to get into some program that had mentoring and worked with a system that was able to decode the methods of the Big Banks to talk to each other via the charts.
Starting with a small account, I have had profitable months in every month since June 2014. I am conservative in the amount of my trades and have a 88% winning percentage over thousands of trades. As you might assume, my profits have increased my original equity over twenty times since I don't take money out of my account except for expenses.
The secret is education. For years I thought I could beat the market with a high IQ and listening to traders, using miracle EAs, or various gurus/ WRONG.
You have to learn why and how the Big Boys structure the market. What is their next probable move within that structure. What is my entry point and exit point. Then do it all again every day;that is the way to consistent profits.