True success cones from following the Lord. People try and try to build themselves. Sometimes they reach a certain level of worldly success. But at what cost? A life seeking after fame and fortune apart from God will yield pain and discomfort. What is success with man without God? NOTHING.
Don't wast time trying to figure out what you think is best. Why? Because God already knows! The path for your best life has already been prepared whether you can see it or not. Get in tune with the Lord seek what he wants you to do. Otherwise are you really doing anything at all?