6 Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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6 Rules of Success By Arnold Schwarzenegger

6 Rules of Success By Arnold Schwarzenegger Rule # 1:

Trust yourself, no matter how and what anyone else thinks.

Rule # 2:

Break the rules. We have so many rules in life about everything. I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules. My wife has a t-shirt that says, Well-behaved women rarely make history. Well, you know, I dont want to burst her bubble, but the same is true with men. It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if youre too well behaved and dont want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box. Thats what I believe. After all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?

Rule # 3:

Dont be afraid to fail. Anything Ive ever attempted, I was always willing to fail. You cant be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, and success will come. So dont be afraid to fail.

Rule # 4:

Dont listen to the naysayers. How many times have you heard that you cant do this and you cant do that and its never been done before? I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that Im the first one that has done it. So pay no attention to the people that say it cant be done.

Rule # 5:

Work your butt off. You never want to fail because you didnt work hard enough. I never wanted to lose a competition or lose an election because I didnt work hard enough. I always believed leaving no stone unturned. Mohammed Ali, one of my great heroes, had a great line in the 70s when he was asked, How many sit-ups do you do? He said, I dont count my sit-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. And thats the way it is with everything. No pain, no gain. But when youre out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Just remember that. Now, if you want to coast through life, dont pay attention to any of those rules. But if you want to win, there is absolutely no way around hard, hard work. None of my rules, by the way, of success, will work unless you do. Ive always figured out that there 24 hours a day. You sleep six hours and have 18 hours left. Now, I know there are some of you out there that say well, wait a minute, I sleep eight hours or nine hours. Well, then, just sleep faster, I would recommend.

Rule # 6:

Giving something back. Whatever path that you take in your lives, you must always find time to give something back, something back to your community, give something back to your state or to your country.