Your daily habits and routines will determine your success. You determine whether you are successful or not, not anyone else. When things don't go right, it's on you, no one else. When you fail, it's once again on you. You can't embrace only your successes because that's not reality. Everyday, you have to understand that your success is predicated on whether you chose to do work today.
It's you that has to look in the mirror at yourself every morning and determine how your day is going to go. You determine how you react to what happens in your day, whether you accomplish your daily goals and tasks, whether you get to the top of the mountain you are climbing. You're going to slip off that mountain, it's just a matter of keeping a good grip on it and going one step at a time.
You're already successful when you make a decision to chase after your goals and aspirations. Now it's a matter of if you want more success in what you do. It's not easy, it's going to suck, it's not going to be fun, you're going to want to quit. Then you'll have to live with the regrets of, "what if" or "why didn't I stick with my passion?" That's just something you have to live with.
Now get to work! Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!