Part of you searches for something deeper than what the mind thinks it knows. You already face certain challenges and are transformed by those experiences or feel somehow indifferent. Maybe you consider how you could share what you've learned to benefit others? Sharing your wisdom can make you feel successful but what if simply being is itself enough? Savour your own incredible journey every step of the way.
Success can be interpreted by the mind or felt in the heart as new ways of creating joy and experiencing life. The mind tells you strategies generate satisfaction. You may see yourself as part of a collective generation that is defining group success with shared vision or specific goals. Notice your vision of success shifts at different stages of your life. Is it aligned with your priorities? Ask what is the aim of each of your efforts.
As you reflect back on 'rite-of-passage' events, your dreams and life experiences, you gain insight into other kinds of success. You realize that each time you separate from what you think you know in your conditions, self-image or any other aspect of your life, you will face challenges to get-to-know you can see yourself and life differently. Notice different kinds of milestones. Everything draws you back to what matters now.
In essence, you're supposed to get knocked down so you can learn to get up again. You're meant to expand on all those limits or ideas you thought were unchanging. They're not. Neither are you. Perception is impermanent. True success is not. It is symbolized by your willingness to set out on the journey to let go of the unreal and be who you are.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring