Nevertheless, aware of not, we all have time consuming twists and turns.
You don't have to face a death to ask yourself a simple, basic question.
Was my life a successful one? What a success means for me?
Following definition is not mine but how nice is to pick a smart brain and adopt:
For me success is:
to laugh often a much,
to win respect of inteligent people and the affection of children,
to earn an appraciation of ohnest critics and endure the betray of false friends,
to appraciate beauty,
to find the best in others,
to leave the world a bit better,
to know even one life has breath easier because you have lived!
Have you though about your definition?