Others may ask how you define success. THis is more difficult. Success is relative: not everbody wants to put together a four-billion-dollar conglomerater, or become president of teh United States, or win the Nobel Peace Prize. It is usually a mistake to begin wiht such grandiose ambitions, which tend to degenerate into lazy daydreams. The best way to succeed is to begin with a reasonably realistic goal and attain it, rather than aim at something so far beyond your reach that you are bound to fail. It\'s also important to make a habit of succeeding, and the easiest way to start is to succeed at something, however small, everday, gradually increasing the level of your ambitions and achevements like a runner in training, who begins with short distances and works up to the Olympic level.
Try to think of success as a journey, an adventure, not a specfic destination. Your goals may change during the course of that journey, and your original amibtoins may be superseded by different, lager ones. Success will certinaly bring you the material things you want, and a good, healthy appetite for comforts and luxuries of life is an excellent road to success, but basically you\'ll know you have reached your goal when you have gone that one step further, in wealth, fame, or achievement, then you ever dreamed wsa possible.
How you become a success is, of course, your business. Morality has very little to do with success. I don\'t personally think it is necessary to be dishonest, brutal, and unethical in ordder to succeed, but a great many dishonest, brutal, unethical people in fact do succeed. You\'d better be prepared for the fact that success is seldom won without some tough infighting, along the way. A lot depends on your profession, of course. THere is a great deal of difference between setting out to become a success in a Mafia family and trying to become vice president of a bank, but the differneces simply consit of contrasting social customs and what is the appropriate way to get ahead in a given profession or business. Whether you\'re hoping to take over a numbers game or and executive desk, you have to make the right moves for your circumstances. In the former example, you might have to kill someone; in the latter, you might only have to find ways of making your rivals look foolish or inefficient. In either case, you have to acdept the rules of the game to play to win or find some other game.