By this definition, was Jesus successful? He never married or had a family; from what we know, he did not own a home or have any possessions; he had no career; and he died at the young age of 33. So was He a failure?
Christ has a lasting impact on history, on the world, and on our eternal destiny. I don’t think any of us would say that He failed. So, if Jesus was a success, then we as Christians need a new definition of success.