Most people will never be “successful” in any definition that means people outside your immediate circle will ever talk about you.
Nobody is ever going to write a magazine article about me. Nobody is ever going to write a magazine article about a list of people that even remotely includes me in the most superficial way.
I just recently learned that some people make hundreds of thousands of dollars a MONTH playing video games on Twitch.
I’m content with how my life is going but that sure puts my level of success in perspective.
There’s a LOT of people out there making a TON of money through a lot less effort than most of us put out. That’s awesome for them.
There are WAY MORE people that are working a lot harder than I am and not doing nearly as well. In the overall scheme of things, I’m pretty darned successful.
But nobody will ever write an article about me. And that’s fine.
If you’re not satisfied with where you are in life, then take steps to change it. If you’re NEVER satisfied with where you are in life (and aren’t struggling with real issues like poor health or poverty) then I suggest you re-think your definition of success.
It’s normal to want more and to strive to do better. If you’re not happy with where you are along the way though… well… what’s the point? The more you get the more you’ll want and before you know it you’ll be facing down the end game and can’t go back.