Do not demonize success as an excuse for failure and mediocrity. Success is not only about financial independence, it is about happiness and fulfilling your purpose, it is about pursuing a worthy ideal, being the best you can be.
We all have the ability to live our dreams, we were born infinite abilities and a brain with unthinkable potential. Seek knowledge, develop the will, the discipline commit to the process, set big goals, persevere and you will achieve. Be less concern with the HOW and focus on your WHY.