Where we put our effort is where we find our success.
If we drive our energy into the cultivation of material things like money, work, clothes, cars, objects… Then that will be the fruit of our actions in life. But if we put our energy and effort in the cultivation of spiritual wellbeing through meditation, reflection and higher thinking then we will find happiness (ananda) contentment (santosha) and the meaning of life.
It all depends on what you really want.
Food for thought