Know where you are
It is important to do a self assessment and know yourself. To often the philosopher in you gets stuck here. You end up in this perpetual loop of navel gazing.
Knowing self >> feeling guilt and shame or pride >> your own path.
Although if you start with the understanding you do not start with knowing self rather a quest to know God you propel yourself forward. To know who God is you will not be able to help but love Him and when you love Him you can not help but obey Him.
Knowing Him >> Love Him >> Obey Him
make success automatic
Continually clarify your definition of success
YOU ARE MADE WITH LOVE AND CARE
I praise you [,Lord,] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.