What are the signs that you've made it in life? Well... If you said having a bunch of money in the bank, you’re basically right. According to a survey, the No. 1 sign someone’s ‘made it’ is retiring early. Obvious. Numbers 2 through 5 are also obvious: Not having to work (isn’t that the same as retirement?); owning a vacation home; owning a second home; owning a private plane. <---#goals!