I've redefined my own success to mean being relevant to people who need my help, giving more than I take, and living life on my own terms. The letters behind my name and my rank within a company just don't matter.
Remember that real success is about meaningful human connections. That's the real reward of life, while power, money and status are merely means for attaining it. So give yourself gentle reminders to make people a priority.
Monetary successes rarely come to us every minute of the day. The space between our successes leaves a vacuum to focus on our failures. Expanding our definition of success to include other aspects of our lives, fills our day with success and thus with energy.
According to a survey of 24,000 high school students in grades 9-12, 95% of students said they cheated during the course of their education, ranging from letting somebody copy their homework to cheating on tests.
Our culture, addicted to global success stories, is making it increasingly difficult for the overwhelming majority of people who make a decent living through hard work, but do not belong to the global ruling class, to feel that they matter.