successThe 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. Arnold Schwarzenegger The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success. Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started. If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. What I have in common with the character in ‘Truman’ is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started. Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna – or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.