For Michael Kelly, who plays the power-hungry Doug Stamper on "House of Cards," success isn't about how much money you have.
Setting and achieving goals is more important, Kelly told CNBC.
"My mom always told me to set goals for myself," he said. "And slowly going through and checking those things off of my list, that feels like success to me."
While he enjoys attending red carpet events with the "House of Cards" cast, Kelly said material wealth shouldn't be the goal.