Developing our personal meaning of success and then planning and acting on those plans is something that happens for individuals at different times in their lives. For me I knew what success would mean, helping others and especially young people. In so doing, as I got older I realized that it meant helping young parents too.
One thing I have learned on this journey though is that most important while on our path is our family. I have seen some who have sacrificed their own family for reaching personal goals, and quite frankly it is never for the best. There have been very few people in the world who have been successful without the support of a strong and close family.
Having those strong relationships continue to remind you what is really important. It was when having our first child that I really started to develop my present idea of what my goals in life were and what success looked like for me. It is with those relationships that I am really able to enjoy the journey and share the benefits with them. So if you have a family, be sure that you are not neglecting them as you pursue your goals, career and service to others.