successThe ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. Ayn Rand Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Previous Post Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. Next Post Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world. The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success. The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.