Motivational Video 2016
6 Rules Of Success – Arnold Schwarzenegger
People ask me all the time, they say to me “what is the secret to success?”
The first rule is trust yourself. What is most important is that you have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves `who do you want to be?’ Not WHAT but WHO; and I am talking about not what your parents and teachers want you to be – but you; I am talking about figuring out for yourselves what makes you happy no matter how crazy it may sound to other people. So, rule number one is, of course, trust yourself no matter how and what anyone else thinks.
And of course, rule #2 is break the rules. We have so many rules in life about everything; I say break the rules, not the law but break the rules. It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you are too well-behaved and don’t want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box – that’s 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? The only way that I ever got any place was by breaking some of the rules.
Which of course brings me to rule #3 – Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail. You can’t always win but don’t be afraid of making decisions. You can’t 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 don’t be afraid to fail.
Which brings me to rule #4 which is – Don’t Listen to the Naysayers. How many times have you heard that you can’t do this, and you can’t do that and it has never been done before? So pay no attention to the people that say that it can’t be done.
That brings me to rule #5 which is the most important rule of all – Work your butt off. 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 don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting – when I feel pain that’s when I start counting because that is when it really counts…that’s what makes you a champion. That’s the way it is within everything – no pain, no gain 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. I’ve always figured out that there is 24 hours a day: you sleep 6 hours and you have 18 hours left. I know that there are some of you out there who say `wait a minute, I sleep 8 hours or 9 hours,’ but just sleep faster, I would recommend. Just remember that you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket.
That takes me to rule #6 which is a very important rule, it is about giving 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 your country. Let me tell you something: reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than anything else you’ve ever done.
Remember those 6 rules: trust yourself, break some rules, don’t be afraid to fail, ignore the naysayers, work like hell and give something back.