Our lives are similar to successful people because we, too, have benefitted from the things they have made and done. One example is Steve Jobs; we are able to benefit from his creation of iPhones and other programs. Our lives are different at the same time to successful people because we have our own roles to accomplish and they have theirs.
Our lives may be similar to other people in such a way that we are doing almost similar things together in our everyday life even if the status of our life is different. Yes our lives may be different in such a way that we have our own decisions ang path to take which differs us from others.