There’s a reason they’re called, “the trappings of life.” That’s not to say you can’t or shouldn’t have nice stuff. You just can’t let your stuff own you. Or define you. You can’t be bothered if you have it and then lose it. No attachments. The people that get trapped are the people that can’t live without their stuff. They need it. They feed off it. They’re keeping up with the Jones’s. That’s a fool’s game. Be better than that.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to achieve greatness; we should all aspire to that end. What’s important, though, is that we're pursuing a purposeful life, not a superficial life. As we progress through life and achieve some success we have to keep our desires in check. Life's journey comes with inevitable (mostly empty) distractions; some harder to ignore than others. We may find ourselves succumbing to these temptations in the hopes that they'll make us feel better or even bring happiness. And they will, but it's a fleeting and false sense of happiness; which ultimately leaves us wanting more. And a nasty cycle ensues.
Ultimately, if we want to have a happy and meaningful life, we must overcome our insatiability for material things. We have to check our desires and appreciate what we have now.