Do not be influenced by that which men count as valuable or successful or as an achievement. That person is successful who causes happiness, who causes pleasure and a reflection of the Divine in the lives of those he touches. If there is never the accomplishment by an individual such as the expression of building of a talent or the accumulation of money or a recognisable accomplishment of any kind in life, yet the soul provides happiness and fosters growth spiritually in those about, bringing pleasure into the life of others and ease in communications, then that one has succeeded at the level of the soul.
There are those on your plane who will make a great mark in history and become known, there are those who will develop talents and abilities recognisable to others on your plane, and yet not a shred of evidence of that accomplishment will be found on these records of karma and soul growth.
For it is not that which men recognise as accomplishment that is recorded here, or set down as achievement of a soul. But that one who causes the son or daughter, the husband, the wife, the neighbour to have a little more light, a little more pleasure, love, energy, happiness with which to accomplish his day to day living - that one has lifted himself and the race a little closer to God."