We talk about success as though it’s an event or a thing. We refer to people wearing "the badges of success", and carrying around (or wearing or driving) the latest status symbol.
But success is not a thing – it is a way of being in the world.
You can have all the riches in the world, and still feel like a failure if you aren't following your life's true purpose. This is a special kind of stress.
Or you might have nothing but the clothes you stand in and feel like the biggest success in the world... if you are following your heart. And that is a very special kind of 'Bliss'.
Imagine yourself on your death-bed, if that isn’t too depressing! What will you look back on as the successes in your life? When was the point at which you redefined success and failure, and realised that the only real yardstick is within you?
Success is not an event. Success is an attitude.
"Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue… as the unattained side effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself."