You are seeking success, so you need a goal to define success. Bad news: the goal post keeps moving.
You can use soccer, American football, hockey, or several other sports as analogies. Your choice. In any case,
- The world is shrinking, so as soon as you prove excellence, someone
else will come along and do it cheaper.
- Expectations always grow, so as soon as you prove excellence, then
excellence becomes the new normal.