True success lives in and supports the spirit, it has nothing to do with isolated things or attainment. Being successful as a total person, attaining a successful lifestyle that benefits not only yourself but everyone around you, that is success.
Little-self needs more success, as it can go away any minute. Big-self is humble and grateful for success knowing that they are not better than anyone, but more fortunate than others. Success then becomes a gift for which we are thankful.
Our success then becomes a stewardship, a responsibility to exercise influence for the greatest benefit of all.
Solid confidence comes from the knowing that the source of success is already within. That A does not equal B does not equal C, that ABC are one thing already there.
The presence you seek is nothing more than an outer manifestation of an inner power. The success you seek is simply a reflex to your being aligned with successful habits and patterns.
If you force your will, you will meet your end. Force is destined to meet an end. Power is always there, power is the current that never leaves.