Success is different in different people’s eyes. You are successful or not is must be how YOU see your life. It should not depend on what others tell you or what others think about you.
There will always be some people who will be judging you, who will be telling you that you cannot do something, or you cannot achieve something in life, depending on your position today. They will always try to draw you backward; they will keep thriving their hammers on your backbone; they will try their best to break you in pieces.
If someone is ahead of someone, in order to get success later, ones have to appreciate the efforts they put in to achieve what they have achieved and then to pass them forward slowly.
However, because for some unknown reason, these people think that to surpass someone, they have to tell foul words about them to other people that are not true, which itself is a misconception.
The world nowadays is full of these kinds of wrong people, and if you want to get success, you have to surpass them with your talent and achievements, with your efforts, and hard work, passion, and honesty towards your work.
We cannot do anything about people telling bad words to your back, we cannot stop them from throwing bricks towards us, but we can surely make a firm foundation with those bricks they have thrown at us. And be very sure about one thing, ones your foundation is developed, these people will not dare to say much about you anymore after that.