Monday, October 14, 2013

Motivation Week - Dr. Schwarzenegger's 6 Rules for Success

Every now and then, especially as an entrepreneur, we need some motivation. Especially after the week I had last week. So, this week, I'm going to dedicate to motivational speeches. Each day this week, I am going to post a speech from Youtube and give you the notes from it. Hopefully, by the end of the week, we'll both be FIRED UP! READY TO GO!

"These are my rules and I think that they can apply to anyone, but that is for you to decide. Not everybody is the same. Some people want to kick back and coast through life and others want to be very intense and be number 1 and be very successful." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dr. Schwarzenegger's 6 Rules of Success:

  • Trust yourself! What is most important is to dig deep down and ask yourself "who do you want to be" not WHAT but WHO. Figure out what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people. Figure out what's inside of your heart and your head.
  • Break the rules (not the law)! We have so many rules in life about everything. "What's the point of being on this earth if you want to be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?" The only way you will ever get any place is by breaking some of the rules.
  • Don't be afraid to fail! You can't always win, but don't be afraid of making decisions. You can't be paralyzed by fear of failure.
  • Don't listen to the naysayers! Just imagine if Bill Gates had quit. They told Eunice Kennedy Shriver that the Special Olympics wouldn't work. People told Barack Obama that it couldn't be done. 
  • Work your butt off! You never want to fail because you didn't work hard enough. Leave no stone unturned. No pain, no gain! If you want to win, there's no way around hard work.
  • Give back! Whatever path you take in your life, you must always take time to give something back to your community. Reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than you've ever had.
"Never lose that spirit of optimism." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
I hope that you will be motivated by these 6 rules, as I was and if not, maybe the motivation from tomorrow will do better.