During my life, I have seen people that our society considers as successful people (a beautiful career, a beautiful car, a beautiful house...) who confessed to me that I did not succeed in their life.
How to succeed is not it? For my part, between what I saw and what I lived, I realized that the success we are after is not the real success. And yes, the material success of which our society is apologizing, does not have much to do with real success.
Since my experience, I can tell you that the day I thought I had succeeded, I realized when I got the job that I wanted and although I did not succeed, I became someone other than me. It was hard for me to admit that I was not happy.
Indeed, when we spend a lot of time chasing after something and finally getting it, it is often hard to admit that we ran after the wrong horse. Let's be honest for a moment, to be materially successful is certainly interesting on some levels, but things are clear that it does not assure you that you and you are happy.
From experience, I know that a deep sense of accomplishment sets in me when I am myself in my actions and this is even associated with a feeling of wholeness that rarely relates to a material good, another person or a social position