“The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Most view success as the completion of a task, project, or goal; however, I think this is misguided as few accomplishment are instantaneous. Instead, the ending is just the fruit of one’s labor. If you are proceeding towards your target, then you should consider yourself successful as well.
Failure lies within never trying or drifting away from one’s life purpose. Instead: Move Forward.