Here’s an awesome paragraph taken right out of the commentary to the Narada Bhakti Sutra by Sri Sri Ravishankar.
Until that perfection is achieved, even before the result appears, keep on acting. Keep acting but do not worry about the fruit of action.
Don’t be attached to the result of an action. Do not think you are in control of everything. This is the greatest illusion!
You know, success brings more illusion, because when you are successful, you think you achieved it.
But if someone else repeats all that you did, I tell you, they won’t be successful. This has happened. There is no prototype for success in the world; no, what do you call it … ?
Formula. There is no concrete formula for success. I tell you. This could be a formula. One formula for success: there is no formula for success!
Isn’t this great advice? Not just for spiritual success but material too. Don’t stop acting in the world, but do not expect success, and certainly not by copying others.