The course you set your life on now is very important. If you pursue excellency in the world, success by worldly standards - wealth, and renown, you will reap destruction. Not only the destruction of your dreams of success, but destruction of your natural ability to achieve it.
However, if you choose excellence in My eyes, and pursue My standards of success by walking in My ways and pursuing Me and My will for your life, you shall reap life, and worldly success besides.
Choose carefully, My children, for more is at stake now than ever before. (I saw He meant the eternities of many souls)
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.