It seems to me that there are infinite definitions of success.
It could be financial success. For those who have toiled and worked hard to accumulate material wealth.
It could be success through contribution. Those who have made a positive impact in their community or society.
Or, it could be the quality of relationship that one has cultivated throughout their life.
The point is that there are various areas of life that we can be “successful” in. It would be folly to accept that we are a success if we do well in one aspect of life. It is multidimensional. What is important to one person, is less important to another.
When we chase success, we are chasing a possible reality. Picture how you want to live, what you want, the change you want to see and the people in it.
That is your success.