Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. He is best known for winning the Mr. Olympia title seven times. Arnold reveals his five secret keys for success. If you want to excel in whatever you do, these rules are for you.
1. Find your vision and follow it.
Arnold says it’s the most important thing to have a very clear vision of where we want to go in life. To describe it clearly he said, you can have the best ship in the world but if the captain does not know where to go then that ship will drift around the world and out there that sea and you will end up anywhere and this is exactly the way it is in real life. If you don’t have a goal, if you don’t have a vision then you just drift around and you are not going to be happy and this is why it’s so important to have a vision. Always discover your vision and follow it.
2. Never Ever Think Small.
The second rule of Arnold is to never ever think small, the biggest challenge most people have is because they think small and the reason why people think small is that they are afraid to fail. They know that if they shoot for a big goal then the chances of failing are very high. People cannot make a move in life because they are scared of failing. Arnold said, “I am not worried about failing because that’s a part of life.” The only time you really consider the failure is if you fall and don’t get up, but if you get up, you are never considered a failure. I never consider myself a failure and I always consider myself a winner even though I fail every so often but I always got up and I always move forward. If you do something go all out and do it well. Never think small, think big.
3. Ignore the naysayer
Arnold says when you have a big vision and big dreams, then people around you will say that it cannot be done. It's very important to ignore them. You don’t listen to them. If you work hard then you will make it and you will prove them wrong.
4. Work your ass off
The fourth rule is “Work your ass off” It doesn’t matter what area you are in, if you don’t work hard then you won’t be able to make it. No pain, no gain. You can’t climb that ladder of success with your hands in your pocket. You must work your ass off.
5. Don’t just take, give back
The fifth and the last rule is don’t just take, give something back. We all can create change by helping people around us. Have a vision, think big, ignore the naysayers, work your ass off and give back and change the world because if not us, who? If not now, when?