Success is not for everyone. Honestly, the criteria should be a bit more strict. The success gods are very kind. That is not to say that success is easily attained. It takes hard work, discipline, etc. I am referring to the obligation that is attached.
The fact is that "success" is admirable. By default, that makes the "successful", admirable as well. This is where I feel, the obligation lies. At the point of success, role model status is achieved. YES!!! you did ask to be a role model by the expression of your talents, passion and contribution to society. It is now a responsibility. The sheer influence that the successful have on society is so great that it can't be taken lightly. Inspire. Be better, always. It takes a large amount of humility to live your life as a service but that is the real success and the only way that you can truly qualify to have 'folllowers'
That's just G-Code.