I have a hard time when people say that they don't have enough money in the bank or that they don't own a home to call themselves a success. I think for me, it really depends on how you look at it.
I don't have a huge home, and I don't own a luxury car. I haven't met my life partner yet. But that doesn't mean I don't consider myself successful.
I have a job that pays well (which I am lucky to have given that I am still working on my college degree), I own a small home and my car is paid off. I can buy anything that I need (not want) and I can travel to places that I'd like to visit. I am healthy and I believe that someday, I will find that life partner (are you out there?) which will make my success even sweeter.