Progress is success
“Success is the progressive realisation of worthwhile predetermined personal goals”.
The above quote from Leadership Management International founder, Paul J Meyer, suggests that success is the journey not the destination.
Rather than waiting until you have finally accomplished the goal, under this definition you can celebrate your success as you achieve progressive smaller steps and move towards the eventual accomplishment of your longer term goals.
In other words, you can be successful every day so long as you are taking positive actions and making progress towards your goals.