Success is not the applause you get from your listeners after you've played the 6th encore in your organ recital.
Success is not when you get a pat on your back from your boss for "doing a good job".
Success is not when you get a call from an agent saying you've been picked to perform at a famous organ festival.
Success is not when you get an advanced degree from a famous college.
Success is not when you reach a goal you dreamed of for a long time.
Success is the privilege of choosing to do the work that matters. Again and again.