In life, you are pursuing goals you do not feel are unattainable. Sometimes you are bursting with self-confidence and energy, then you fret in a corner disappointed and question yourself. If so, then you are on the right path. I think that too many people give up too soon. They expect praise and recognition for their efforts. They want to be seen, do great things, realize who they are. If they do not succeed, they give up their plans. They remain unsuccessful.
What is success? In my view, success is the pursuit of happiness. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance. Life challenges us. Countless hurdles to overcome, health, wealth, recognition, stress, worry, sorrow, pain, and more. Anyone who masters these hurdles with bravado should be happy and not too often wonder how hard life is. Patience is a teaching virtue that lets us experience modesty. I have not reached my goal by a long way. One thing I have realized. When I was most successful in the prime of my life, I was the furthest from my goal.