Can you really become successful, or even create success?
I don't think so.
Isn't success the very nature of your life?
We're already successful, and we keep missing it because we're looking for it outside of ourselves, wrapped in bows of admiration and moral superiority.
To call anything else success (status, possessions, achievements, etc.) would only cheapen the notion of what it means to be successful.
This perspective makes success universal, though the people "at the top" would vehemently object, as the ego thrives on the win-lose mentality and despises equality and inclusivity.
That breath you're taking right now, success--pass it on!
"Happiness is not found in the things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release." Nathaniel Hawthorne