Success is whatever YOU decide that it is.
Some people will put you down no matter how well you do. Others will praise you even when you know what you did was awful. None of those opinions count.
My wife had great jobs, but mostly awful managers that should have been fired.
I got through my career this way:
Managers: How do You Manage a Cat?
That skill keeps you from losing some of your best people. You will surely be frustrated. Knowing that someone has a…
If you can support yourself by writing, great.