Successful people are successful because they set their eyes on their goals no matter what. That does not necessarily mean their life is less chaotic than ours. It probably means they have some inner compass or navigating device of some sort that will guide them towards their goals no matter which direction that are facing at any given moment. No matter how stormy the weather is on the sea, the underwater world is always calm.
Sometimes, or rather, more often than not, the people more successful than us is not any, smarter, more knowledgeable, more talented, faster, richer, nor luckier than us. It may well be only due to the fact that their efforts are more consistently and purposefully directed than ours. In other words, they have more grit and are systematic than most average people around.