If you want to become a self-made man ask yourself not only what you envision for your life. Ask yourself also, who will you be when this is all fulfilled and stripped away? Who will you be on your deathbed? What will emanate from your spirit as a result of life and your true visions making you?
Whatever you desire and envision is simply the play that will make you. Visions, if they are true and not tainted with anything that does not truly arise from you, are simply the course(s) that will weave your essential cloth, the shirt you leave behind for others to touch and be inspired by.
That is legacy.