Success is what you define.
If arriving in New York on Tuesday is your objective, showing up at the city limits at 11:45pm would be considered a success. What if the reason you needed to be in New York was for a conference that started at 10am on Tuesday? Then arriving at 11:45pm would be a failure. Simply saying you didn’t commit to being there by 10am would not change the fact that you missed the conference – and in the opinion of others, you failed.