It's the work that goes in that counts.
Success isn't achieved over night. It is the sheer grit and determination of an individual who works hard, isn't afraid to put in the long shift and isn't afraid of failure. Success is an interesting word... what determines success? Is it happiness, remuneration or title? How do you view people and how do you determine whether or not they are successful?
The next time you deem a person a failure or a success, just think to yourself about their other qualities and experiences that have made them the person they are.