You want the truth about success? Whether you want success in life, love, wealth, happiness, health -- you name it, it all falls under one big ultimate truth: Success happens for those who cannot envision their life without it. Success isn't stature or accolades; it's not achievement or praise. Success is a personal choice regarding what you're willing to devote to and follow-through with. The results of acting with a success-oriented mind can lead to other rewards like more money or greater opportunities, but the biggest payoff is simple: you feel deeply fulfilled in who you are.
People spend their lives trying to reach & grab for success, thinking that it's one promotion or connection away. Or in my field, one book or workshop away from finding THE ANSWER. But that perspective is a perpetual dead-end, because you'll always be looking outside yourself for validation on your own worth. Success is a personal measure of how you're going after what matters most to you.
The most successful people are that way because of their relentless spirit to become and experience who they already consider themselves to be. So I'll share a really overused (but very useful) quote "Whether you think you can, or you can't, you're right."