The 6 Rules of Success from an inspiring Legend - Arnold Schwarzenegger
These rules are not for everyone but they are good blue print for those who feel like they a bit lost at times, need some inspiration, some motivation and for those who believe they can achieve great things but are not yet achieving their full potential. Keep going, always work hard and smart, never give up and always give back to those who are less fortunate.
1. Trust Yourself
Figure out in yourself what makes you happy. What your values are and what you are passionate about.
We seem to be getting advice from everywhere these days, people telling you you ‘you should be doing this, or doing that’ or ‘you should have this system, or do this strategy’. Don’t get distracted by all the ‘noise’ in the world these days. Look deep into your self and your dreams and understand who you are what you stand for. Don’t worry what other people think.
2. Break the Rules
Never break the Law, but always look for an angle to bend or break the rules.
There are so many rules in life you have to think outside the box. If you always follow convention and rules then you will never be a maverick or be successful to solve life biggest problems. Whats the point on being on this planet if you just want to be like everybody else and not get in any trouble.
3. Don’t be afraid to Fail
You will never push yourself or get out of your comfort zone if you are paralysed by fear or failure. You cant always win, but don’t be afraid of making decisions. Keep pushing yourself because you believe in yourself, your Vision and because you know its the right thing to do and success will come. Never be afraid to Fail.
4. Don’t listen to the Naysayers
We are all surrounded by people who say ‘you can’t do this and you can’t do that’ or ‘thats never been done before’. Never listen to those who doubt you. If you have a clear vision of something working then go for it and make your imagination reality. If we all listened to the naysayers then we would still be using sticks and stones as tools and living in caves. Don’t listen to people who say ‘You can’t. Always listen to yourself and say ‘I can!’.
5. Work your butt off!
You never want to fail because you didn’t work hard enough. If you work your butt off and you fail, its ok, you will never have regrets and you will always be respected for giving it your best. You can never win every battle. But if you follow these 6 rules and work your absolute hardest, you will always give yourself the best chance of success. Mohammed Ali was asked once, “how many sit-ups do you do?”. He said “I don’t count my push-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When i feel pain! Thats when i start counting. Because thats when it really counts, thats what makes you a champion”. Thats the way it is with everything in life. No Pain, No Gain.
Its important for all of us to have fun in life, but just remember that when you’re partying or messing around, someone else out there is learning, improving, getting smarter and winning. You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets!
6. Giving Back
What ever path you take in life no matter how successful, you must always take time to give something back to your friends, colleagues, community, country or even the planet. Always be humble for where you came from and never forget the little people. We are all the same and share the same fate. We must help one another no matter what.