We all have our own deep-seated needs, so we each have to decide for ourselves what success is. These needs turn into our dreams and they are very important because the pursuit of dreams is what gives life its flavor.
Then comes the reality. Understanding, accepting and working with reality is practical and effective. Ignoring the reality will never lead us to the path of success. An accurate understanding of the reality is the absolute foundation for any good outcome.
Embracing the reality initiates the pattern: Try, Fail, Diagnose, Redesign, and Try again. So, learn to appreciate the beauty of reality.