What does success look like for you in your career? When you retire and look back at your entire career, what will make you proud, what will you have done to make you feel successful?
For some it may be earning a certain job title, pay & benefits package, people managed, accolades. Others it may be achieving work-life balance and having the time for family, friends, hobbies, or passion projects. Some may be all about the gig economy or finding additional sources of revenue. Others may want to focus on making a difference as a tenured employee at one company.
The beauty is that this is YOUR career. After you retire, the only person who will determine if you were successful is YOU, with the measurements you value about a career.
Define this for yourself, reevaluate every year, and evolve it as you evolve!