Success with decay is the only way. To say that success and decay are archenemies is absurdity! How are you to successfully grow into new ways of living if you don’t allow the old ways to decay?
If decay is the end of a growing thing, then is it not also the beginning of a new growing thing? Is not the growth of a new flowerbed the result of the decay of an old flowerbed?
It’s foolish to profit from a crop, and then curse when the crop decays away. Your earthly evolution is continually an overlapping of growth and decay. You will never free yourself of the cycle, therefore, embrace the decay of your old identity that you may recreate your life anew.