People doggedly pursue success, and some achieve it. But it is vitally important to ready oneself for what comes next. After all, success is not the end… but the means.
Things do not make one happy. There is nothing wrong with enjoying them: we work our entire lives to provide ourselves with those brief moments of bliss. But happiness is born within, and all the trappings in the world will merely serve to suffocate a miserable soul.
If you cannot enjoy little, you will not appreciate much. Big things get in the way of simple pleasures. When the eyes are large, the heart is lacking.
Impressing others is a vicious cycle. You must constantly provide wonder, or their interest will cease. Friends do not care about what you have, but who you are.
Think about what you want: why do you desire it? Is there a real purpose, or is it just to gain acceptance? Do you wish to produce something, or consume it on your lusts?
It is easy to be a victim of your own success. There are many who perish in the pursuit of vanity. To truly appreciate a mighty oak, you must never forget that it was once but a seed.