There are several paths to spirituality. Suffering is the most common in my experience. Suffering drives people to find a solution, and for many people, that solution becomes spirituality. A few people are called to spirituality. It has nothing to do with suffering or success; something inside has this longing for God. Thirdly, there’s worldly success.
Now, it’s hard these days to succeed by external standards. It seems like there are more and more standards everyday around success, although it will vary by person how many goals they’re trying to achieve. But once in awhile, a person hits all their meaningful goals, and something shifts. Something shifts inside towards spirituality.
For more of my thoughts on this topic, please enjoy the following video.