What a very interesting question. I would say you have "made it in life" if you are passionate about what you do and what you do does good for your soul and others. "Making it in life" is not about having money, travelling or being recognized, it is about having joy, giving love and being a positive force that makes life better for those you interact with.
If you for e.g. choose to be a gardener who does not earn a lot of money, but your beautiful, well structured and cared for gardens are happy and bloom beautifully and you are happy to do what you do every day, despite it perhaps not getting you a house in California driving fancy cars, I would say, you have "made it in life".
I would suggest you can consider to approach below :
1. You may think about what do you think about your career goal? What do you want to achieve?
2. Put down some plan like what do you want to achieve every 1-2 years and the final goal
3. Review your plan regularly. You may need to adjust your plan from time to time
Hope this helps! Good Luck!