I get your point. You may be mistaking the that point of work-in-progress. Work-in-progress is in reference to one’s dream. Just because someone is acclaimed successful doesn’t mean the person is a finished product. To be a finished product from my perspective, is to become not just successful but influential. Someone that can affect the next generation positively. When a person is at that point where they can command respect in the society and make good things happen, then the person is no more a work-in-progress. Of course, learning never ends but there is a benchmark that must be crossed.