Who Is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Who is Arnold?
- Born in Austria
- Destined to be a police officer like his father & live in Austria forever
- Moved to the United States in 1968 to be a bodybuilder (age 21)
- Became a 7X Mr. Olympian.arguably the greatest bodybuilder of all time
- Acted in over 30 films (including Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, and Predator) —- movies grossed 4.5 billion
- Decided to go into politics, became a two-term governor of California (2003-2011)
- Continues to be one of the best motivational speakers of all time
This story should help you get motivated to accomplish anything in your life.
Check out how Arnold Schwarzenegger motivational speech can teach you the six rules of success.
Rule 1: Trust Yourself
Rule #2: Break Some Rules
If you don’t break some rules, you’ll always live a life of mediocrity. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and tons of other successful people were never afraid to break the rules of their industry.
Could you imagine not having Uber, Netflix, or Airbnb? All these businesses are staples in our world today but barely existed a decade ago.
They all share one thing —they weren’t afraid to break the rules for their industry.
- Uber corned the market for the transportation industry and changed how we get around.
- Netflix crushed Blockbuster and changed the ways we watch TV and movies at home.
- Airbnb made it convenient to rent out our houses and skip overpriced hotel chains.
These business show that you have to think outside the box and not be afraid to break the rules. As Arnold said, “What’s the point of being on this Earth to avoid trouble.”
You have to break the rules to advance into the unknown.
If you want to make a lot of money and live life on your terms I am convinced you have to break some rules.
If you want to win big you need to be comfortable breaking some rules at work or society and go against the crowd. Like Arnold said, “Break the rules, not the law!”
Rule #3: Don’t Be Afraid To Fail
You can’t be paralyzed by the fear of failure. How many times do you start something only to quit because you are afraid of failing?
Fear is the reason people never try anything and end up with regrets forever. Besides, it’s only a failure if you don’t learn!
I was so afraid to fail in my 20’s that it paralyzed me from taking risks and putting myself out there.
Never again will I be afraid to fail.
Whenever you try something new it will feel scary, that’s part of any great journey. I was scared to start this blog, quit my job to pursue my passions, publish my book and 100 other things.
But you can’t be afraid to fail, keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision.
Remember that success is a journey, it doesn’t just show up. Besides, no one will ever remember your failures, just your successes!
Success takes time, never give up on your dreams. Don’t be afraid to fail!
Rule #4: Ignore the Naysayers
It is me or does it seem that people are quick to pass judgment when you do something different in your life?
As Arnold says, “ignore the naysayers.”
No matter what you want to do in your life there will always be people telling you that it can’t be done.
But as Arnold says, “I hope no one ever has done it before — then when I do it I’ll be the first that’s ever done it!”
He was never supposed to be a 7x Mr. Olympia champion, top actor or governor of California…but he just kept ignoring the naysayers!
If you have a goal that may cause doubt from friends or family don’t let them hold you back. It’s ok for them to want the best but don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done.
Whether you want to start a blog, quit your job, play a new sport, move, or something else. Just remember to follow rule number one and trust yourself.
Think YES YOU CAN do it. Don’t be afraid to be different.
Rule #5: Work Like Hell
Anyone that is successful is always a hard worker, no question about it.
If you want to be successful and create your best life it is necessary to work like hell!
If you do what everyone else does, you will get the life everyone else has.
No matter what your goal is, you will have to work harder than anyone else to achieve big goals. Whether it’s losing a ton of weight, making a lot of money, or starting a business, hard work is a crucial ingredient to success.
Try everything, read everything, do anything that could help get you closer to your goals!
I’ve learned from my parents and my past that you can’t replace hard work.
Having fun is important but remember if you’re wasting time someone is out there working hard. Focus on improving just a little bit each day.
Have the best work ethic of anyone you know and you are bound to be successful.
Rule #6: Give Something Back
As Tony Robbins has said, “The secret to living is giving.”
I couldn’t agree more. My biggest goal isn’t to make endless amounts of money to just hoard. I want to learn how to become “super rich” to help others and pay it forward.
All of the business leaders I follow and respect talk endlessly about the importance of giving back. Whether it is Tony Robbins, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Lewis Howes or Arnold they are always giving back.
These leaders have inspired me to start volunteering at the animal shelter, donate to charities, and help give back.
By giving back you not only help others but feel incredible afterward.
If you don’t have time and are making money see if you can give a small percent of your salary, commission or bonus. If you can’t give any money (yet) give your time, volunteers are always needed.
Helping people will give you more satisfaction than anything else in life.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Motivational Speech Lessons
Arnold is the definition of someone who has created life on their own terms.
All of his “lessons for success” can be applied to your situation and help you live your best life.
Remember to follow his six rules for success:
- Trust yourself
- Break some rules
- Don’t be afraid to fail
- Ignore the naysayers
- Work like hell
- Give something back
I’m confident that if you apply any or all of these success principles you will be able to live your best life.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Motivational Speech (Full Version)
Have you heard this Arnold Schwarzenegger motivational speech?
Are you already doing any of these Arnold Schwarzenegger 6 rules of success? If not, which one of his rules will be the most helpful for you?
Let me know in the comments…thanks for reading!
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