Sir Arnold Schwarzenegger needs no introduction; people of every age group know him and admire his achievements. But he was always more than a great achiever. He is a great motivation speaker, an actor, very successful leader and above all a great human being.
Sir Arnold is a seven time winner of Mr. Olympia (World’s biggest and most prestigious body building competition), I was a very successful actor and then politician too. This world have got lots more to learn from this legend and the best part is he is dedicated to give something back what he learned to make our life better.
In 2009, his USC Commencement Speech he shared some of the golden rules of his life, this speech is all about what he learned from his experiences. Sir Arnold stated those “6 Rules Of Success” for which world have been waiting for.
*Note – We have extended the explanation of some points for more clarity.
URL of Full Speech – Please click here to see full speech
Arnolds rules for success start at the 8:20 mark in the video and from that point forward the transcript is included below.
“…dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? Not what, but WHO!”
“…I’m talking about not what your parents and teachers want you to be, but you.”
“…figuring out for yourselves what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people.”
Our take on it : One of the most important element to achieve the success in your way is “you have to trust yourself” there will be lot of difficulties coming in your way to achieve success but you have to stay focused and consistent. All your trust will be built once you figure out what you want to be in your life, not what other wants you to be. You can’t give your 100% until you don’t want it as bad you want to breathe.
Break some rules
“I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules.”
“You have to think outside the box.”
Our take on it: “It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you’re too well behaved and don’t want to break the rules “. This is what Sir Arnold said in his speech at USC Commencement. You will be going to find rules every corner you go in this world like your office, home, school, even on road. But its ridiculous to follow each and every rules in order to achieve your dream. If you truly want to achieve your dream goal then you will need to break to traditional and conventional rules to accomplish your dream, you will need to find your own way to get things done
Don’t be afraid to fail
“Any thing I have ever attempted, I was always willing to fail.”
“You cant always win, but don’t be afraid of making decision”
Our take on it : The basic difference between winner and looser is, they both fall at some time of life but losers prefers to stay down while winner choose to stand up again and fight with the situation. At some time of life each one of us is going to fall down but it will depend on our perception that weather we want to fight back or we prefer to give up.
Yes we all should stay very cautious about success and we should work hard to achieve the desired goal but should be ready for the downfalls too.
Ignore the Naysayers
Our take on it: There is a very old proverb ‘Listen to everybody but do whatever you want to’. There are different types of people in this world, and each one of us can’t have equal perception.
When people say something is impossible or unachievable then just thing if you will be able to do it then you will be the first one to achieve it. Remember- if your mind can conceive it then you can achieve it.
All you need to do is have faith in yourself and your hard work.
Work like hell
“Good things happen to those who work their butts off and never give up.”
“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your Pockets.”
Our take on it: biggest mistake most of the people do on the road of success is they don’t work hard enough. All of us want to succeed in life but only the best is going to get it. forget about all the excuses you make, forget weekends, birthdays, parties, because when you are parting and popping beer bottles there is someone who is still working hard to compete your dreams. ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’ and everyone is capable enough to beat the most talented person just because of their hard work, passion and dedication. Pain will always be temporary but glory remains forever.
Give something back
“Whatever path you take in your lives, you must always find time to give something back.”
Our take on it: Our take on it- earning money is never enough; legendary people always try to give something back to society, inspire them, and motivate them. At last that’s the main motive of all of us life to inspire others and we rise by rising others, no one has ever became poor by giving.
“Just remember you can’t climb the ladder of success with hands in your pockets”