How will you know if you’re making it, if you set an arbitrary image for your success and focus only on that? Is there a chance that you could be succeeding at the moment but because it doesn’t look like the premeditated success image, you’re missing out on what is? Nothing wrong with having an image of success in your mind but don’t get boxed in; evaluate and make necessary updates if you need to. Just a thought I was having and wanted to share.
And another thing, where do those premeditated images of success come from? Are they internal from comparing ourselves to others or external from what we’ve been told success should look like? Maybe both? Not sure but everyone’s success looks different; ask yourself two questions, “are you being yourself?” and second, “are you happy?” If you answer yes to both, you may be succeeding at the moment.