Here's an in-depth look at Felix Baumgartner and that awesome jump from the edge of space he did last year. It's a long profile but very well done. This line jumped out at me:
He [Baumgartner] had demonstrated courage and near-perfect mastery of the free fall. Thompson, Kittinger, and the others who stood behind him had performed just as well.
In other words, without a supporting cast, Felix sets no records. He gets no fame. He accomplishes no dreams.
When you arrive, don't just thank yourself and admire your success. Thank those who stood behind you on that journey. Without them, you don't get very far.