The world will tell you that success is achieving what you set out to do. It will tell you that success is winning, that finding recognition and/or prosperity are essential ingredients to any success. All or some of these things are usually by-products of success, but they are NOT success.
What the world does not tell you- is that you cannot become successful, you can only be successful.
Realize that your entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are taking at this moment. There is always only this one step and so you give it your fullest attention. This does not mean that you don’t know where you are going, it just means that this is the primary step and the destination secondary. Also what you encounter at your destination once you get there depend on the quality of this one step. It means: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.
– Paraphrased from “A New Earth Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”, Eckhart Tolle