65 BC - 27 BC
It is only in times of adversity that true genius is revealed. The best rise to the top. But in times of prosperity many are pulled along by the few. Learn to appreciate adversity because it reveals your strengths. When times are good, don't rest on your laurels. Remain hungry. Remain creative. Live on the cutting edge.
Some creative leaders slow down when they become successful. They become satisfied and don't feel the need to work so hard. Success often destroys the creative impulse. Stay hungry.