Some become famous over night. Some earn it over a period of time, years put together. Some get the fame faster than their contemporaries, and some may have to wait longer than ever to be known to the world. Irrespective of what they do, some are chosen by fame so early in their lives. Is getting to fame the ultimate thing? No. Getting to fame is one phase of it and the important is to save the fame and not getting carried away with it. Later phase is relatively more difficult than the first phase. One must earn fame, which is right reward in a sense for all the efforts that may have been put in. Once the fame is earned, it must be saved too. It must be saved in such a way that by doing that one must inspire the generations to come. How much fame we earn is one measure but how much we save during our life time is the measure that let us stand tall in success. Again, rather than comparing with someone who has earned fame, one must compare, if at all comparison is necessary, with someone who has saved the fame that's hard earned. What's saved is indeed more important than what's earned.
I guess this kind of analogy could typically go on for many other aspects of life. Money and fame have been exemplified here. Its rather simple to adapt the same analogy to the rest of the aspects, as felt important by an individual. Indeed, what's saved is more important than what's earned.