I often see people try to impress others, because if they succeed they think they are better then the norm.
It’s not like they really think this, but it’s what moves their actions. They are moved by an implicit goal based on recognition, expectation, and goals.
If they fail, they’ll feel bad, as if they have not succeeded.
Success, like this example, is an internal state. If you need the concept of “Success” you’re likely to be in the same group of people that needs recognition of their work, their actions, and so on.
This will mine each and every goal of yours, because if you want to climb the Everest and you want to be recognized, you might take a detour to get more success, but the chances of getting to the top of the mountain might go down considerably .
So, which one you’ll prefer?