Any definition of a successful life must include serving others. (George H. W. Bush, 41st president of the United States)
We tend to think of success as having reached the highest pinnacle of achievement in our chosen field of endeavor. Some who climb to the top have done so at the cost of damaging friendships and treating colleagues unfairly in order to arrive there. The most successful, however, as Bush suggests, are those who choose to serve others as they move up.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others (1 Peter 4:10).