Imagine going through life working to achieve something you later find out means nothing to you. Day in and day out, you work towards a dream, but the dream was never really yours. Wasting time using someone else's barometer to measure your financial success is a sure fire way to stress yourself out. Define what financial success means to you and create a plan to achieve your goals. The sooner you answer this question, the quicker you can start to identify what you truly want in life and build the lifestyle you desire.
Personal finance is more about the individual than it is about finance. When you define your financial success and you start to win.