Arnold Schwarzenegger lived the American dream like no other and worked as a born Austrian from the very bottom to the US governor. Today everyone can write their published secret of success on their own flag.
Born in Styria in Austria, everyone knows him today. Before he reached the age of 20, he was awarded everyone the title of world champion in bodybuilding as “Mr. Universe ”. When he was in his early 20s, he emigrated to the United States, where he made a million dollar fortune in the 1970s.
In the 80s he finally made his international breakthrough as an actor with the film “Terminator”. He finally reached the peak of his career in 2003, when he was elected governor of the US state of California and filled this position with the two possible terms until the end of 2011.advertising
He recorded the reason for his success in his personal rules for success, which I would like to introduce to you today:
1.) Trust yourself!
As already written in several of my articles, it is of fundamental importance that you trust yourself and that you also trust yourself. (see eg tips for more self-confidence )
Just hoping that at some point everything will turn out the way you want it to be, it is not enough and it is very likely that it will not lead you to any of your goals.
Trust that you can and will do it, no matter what people try to tell you. Our limits are in our heads and what you think is up to you.
2.) Break the rules!
No, you shouldn’t break the law. But be careful not to allow yourself to be forced into rules, traditions and customs that are based not on your ideals but on those of your family or friends.
Go your way and do what you think is right. It doesn’t matter whether you are looked at wrongly for it or whether you are the first one who dares to be around you.
Always remember: If you only swim in the gray mass, you will only stay like the gray mass: boring average.
3.) Don’t be afraid of failure!
It took Thomas Alva Edison 1,200 attempts before he finally invented the light bulb. If clever people like him had given up on the first failure, we would probably still roam the caves today.
Failure is part of the path to success and is not a bad thing. Memorize that! A failed attempt is not something to be ashamed of, but an experience that no one can take away from you. Or as Edison said later: “At least I now know 1,200 ways in which a light bulb doesn’t work.”
Many people bury their dreams and visions for fear that they might fail and instead settle for a mediocre life, which was actually not the plan.
“You can’t always win. So don’t be afraid to make decisions. ”(Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Believe in yourself, believe in your vision and stay on the ball, no matter how many attempts it will cost. Hardly a millionaire or inventor has achieved his goal with his first attempt. They all did so by never giving up despite all the failures.
4.) Don’t listen to pessimists!
You probably know that: you have a great idea, a vision, you are fired up. But the first best you tell about it comes to you with concerns, dangers and talks bad about your idea.
Pay close attention to who you are dealing with and at most let yourself be talked into your dreams and ideas by people who have experience in the relevant area and who are a role model for you.
“ I love no-sayers. If someone says that nobody has ever done anything before, then I am the first to do it. ”(Arnold Schwarzenegger)
In Germany in particular, wailing and bad speeches are widespread as a common disease. In contrast to the United States, it is – sadly – not cool or attractive to have goals in this country, but is usually tired of being laughed at or talked down to. Don’t let anything influence you at all. In case of emergency: change friends! (see also: choice of social environment )
5.) Work, work, work!
No matter what you do, no matter where you want to go, be aware that you will only achieve more than the others if you do more than these others.
“At the same time that you are going to celebrate, there is someone out there who is working hard. Someone gets smarter at the same time and is on the best way to overtake YOU. Don’t forget that. ”(Arnold Schwarzenegger)
So use every minute to get closer to your goals and visions and do not be unnecessarily distracted by things that do not necessarily bring you further.
6.) Give something back!
With all self-confidence, with all determination: Do not forget that you are not alone in the world and that we only become a whole person through our social environment.
“Going out to help other people will make you happier and happier than anything else.”
Not all people have the strength or the courage to go their way the way you go. Take the time to give something back to other people, be it your friends or strangers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger lived the American dream like hardly anyone before him. Growing up in a normal Austrian working class family, he made it to a world-class bodybuilder, became a Hollywood film star and eventually became a governor in the USA.
He owes the fact that he has made it this far to his never faded iron will to put his own dreams and visions into practice.
He advises people who want to learn from him to blazing self-confidence, fault tolerance and hard work. He also recommends distancing yourself from no-sayers and pessimists, not letting yourself be artificially made small by the guidelines of others and instead supporting others with your own strength.
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