When I first started, I measured my success against how well I was doing compared to others in the same niche. I checked how many sales I'd got and how many sales they had and all that.. And honestly, it made me upset and I felt like the Loser with the big L.
Nowadays, when I have been in this for a while, I see things in another perspective. I measure my success by comparing everything to myself. To my "former" self so to speak.
What did I do last week? How much money did I make? How many new clients did I get?
The next week after that, I'll just try to compete with myself and try to break my own records.
How do you measure your success? What traps have you fallen into?