At the end of the day, your success is your proof.
Do you live in a way that aligns with your values, celebrates your joy, and embraces your deep love of life? Do you do so while contributing to the happiness and security of others and minimizing harmful impact wherever reasonably possible? At the end of the day, are you in integrity with who you say you are, and are you happy with that or at least happy with where you are on your journey towards it, allowing for the fact that there will always be more growth and expansion ahead while also remembering to celebrate all the joys of the present moment?
If so, then congratulations, and don’t let anyone else (even me!) try to tell you sht.
If not, then you know what to aim for, and it might be worthwhile in the meantime to examine any attachments to traditions, dogmas, or methodologies that aren’t succeeding in getting you the results you want.
Jmo, but lived results trump spiritual dogma every time.