Steven Covey likens efficiency is climbing a ladder as fast as you can, but views effectiveness as making sure it's leaning against the right wall.
You're obviously efficient - you're organised, intelligent, skilled and experienced.
But are you effective? Are you applying your talents in the right direction?
Your previous questions suggest that you take on a lot of projects. That's fine, but it does suggest that you lack focus on a single over-riding vision. What do you really want to achieve?
In your question, you seem to define success in financial and material terms. I can understand that: who doesn't want more cash and a bigger house? On the other hand, material success is almost always a by-products of another kind of success. This success that I'm talking about happens when several things work together:
- You're doing the few things you love to do above all else
- You're using your strongest talents
- You're working it in a supportive environment
- You're making a real positive difference in other people's lives
- You're being rewarded for doing it
I suggest you go back through all your current projects and pick out the areas that meet these criteria. Then, where you can, focus on these areas. Make them grow. Recruit others to help you. Pour all your energy into them.
Unfortunately, I can't promise success, and I'm sure you'll have false starts and failures along the way. Nevertheless, you're sure to enjoy the journey, and this will give you the best chance of achieving your potential, and in doing so, reaping the appropriate rewards.
I wish you success.