Success is the right to define success for yourself.
You can live up to every external standard in the world, but if you fail to honor your own internal guidance system, you’ll be nothing more than a slave to outside approval. Your ego will be fed by the praises of others, but you’ll never be free.
The worst kind of failure isn’t falling short of a goal. It’s falling short of your capacity to reach for the things that matter to you for their own sake.