Material success is often regarded as an indication of spiritual success, and material failure as an indication of spiritual failure. In reality however the aforementioned are not causally related. There are spiritually succeeding as well as failing people materially succeeding as well as failing. Material statuses indicate nothing about spiritual statuses.
What does indicate spiritual statuses however is how is dealt with material statuses. Even-temperedness and modesty with material success and even-temperedness and self-dignity with material failure signify spiritual success, while exuberancy and self-glorification with material success and depression and self-depreciation with material failure indicate spiritual failure.