Never take advice from people who aren't getting the results you want to experience.
Read that again and make sure it sinks in.
I think Warren Buffett is an ok source to take advice about success.
Read this story about how Buffett recommends creating a list of things you want to accomplish in life, splitting it into 2 lists, then pay attention on what to focus on and what not to focus on.
I'm not saying that you have to focus on money. I'm not saying that you have to focus on big things. Some people dream big, some people are minimalist. Fame and fortune works for some and loathed by others. What I do agree on is that we don't have time in our days/lives to accomplish everything that we want. As painful as it may be, there's a good chance that the path to getting what we really want will involve skipping a few things that are lower on our list of priorities.