Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28 NIV)
Our world has a specific outlook on success. To become great in this world is to be larger than life. To be titans of business, wear the nicest clothes, drive the nicest cars, live in the nicest homes.
But is there significance in that success? On rare occasions there is, but more often than not there is only excess.
I have known great people in this world, most have not been what this world would call successful.