So what is real success?
Real success in life is achieving the goals that matter to you the most. Based on the way your personality developed and the life experiences you have been through since you were born certain certain things will become important to you. Those things should define your goals and mission in life.
Now the problem that many people face is that they are not aware of those important things that matter to them and because of that they depend on others for guidance. (see also Unmet needs psychology)
Now imagine your subconscious mind needs something badly and you are doing your best to get something totally different. the result would be unhappiness and dissatisfaction with your life.
This is why some people have money and are not happy with it and its also the same reason why a person could be unhappy because he doesn’t have money.
There is no single definition for success simply because it differs from a person to another. For some people success might be achieving a spiritual goal, for another group it might be driving a Ferrari while for a third group it could be falling in love with the right person.