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Coming back to its very definition, dictionary states the word “success” as: the favorable outcome of something attempted. In my own conceit, success is all about achieving the goal we were setting at the first place which functioned as the starting point of what we’re willing to achieve.
The goal can indeed be changed during the lifetime. A change in our orientation - due to the more knowledge and experience gained - can dramatically impact on how we think about what important and/or kind of people we wish to become. It is highly depending on the very life-purpose of each individual in a certain period of time. Thus, the meaning of success undoubtedly becomes vary among one to another.
To some, it means founding a multi-million dollar business or having a fancy job, meanwhile for others it could be being good parents for their kids or simply saving an old tree for other generations to see. It could be making something for others down the line or for yourself alone.
In short, no need to generalize it into such standardizations.