When I get up in the morning, and I don’t regret my actions of the day before, I call it success.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But it isn’t because it requires lifelong training, (from the self, teachers, colleagues, parents, nature) to create that kind of discipline.
There is no better guide than the Bhagavad Gita:
“Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.”
Anxiety releases a bunch of harmful chemicals in the body and makes you do stuff you shouldn’t. Witness:
Does a baby babble with the idea that perfect poetry will spew forth? Or toddle expecting to run? Do you read only to be a Guru or for the joy of learning? Does a soldier go to war expecting only to win?
To journey with grace is success. Working hard is success. Spreading positivity is success.
Do your dharma – that is success.