The life of material existence is just like Hard Wood, and if we carve Krishna out of it, that will be success of our life.
If we want to attain the sea of our aspiration, we must persever in our goal and never be discourged by the inevitable obstacles that come in our path. All impediments are like rocks in the river of life. We should flow with them and never give up. With the Lord's mercy, there is always a way.
The three final instructions:- 1) Do not try to be a hero, simply try to be a speck in the hands of the spiritual master. 2) Always take shelter of Hari Naam & Hari Katha. 3) Beware of disunity.
If you are steady either in success or failure, that is called yoga. Don’t mind for the success or failure. Do act on behalf of the Supreme Lord and if you are steady in that position, then your working in spiritual platform is successful.
There is a Vedic axiom that we can judge a tree by the fruit it bears. If this is a valid measure, then three strong contemporary indicators reveal that our way of life is a failure: widespread suicide, drug use and mental illness. All these factors point to a similar conclusion: maybe material success is not sufficient on its own.
Real success is to go back to Godhead.
Lecture on Real Success Stories Are in Srimad-Bhagavatam (SB 8.4.15; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 Dec 1998)