From Athlete to PhilanthropistArnold Schwarzenegger, born July 30, 1947 is an Austrian-born American actor, film producer, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder and politician. Here are six simple lessons that will helped Arnold achieve success throughout his life. They just might help you move in the right direction, towards success. These are truly athletic mindset statements.
1. TRUST YOURSELF
Trust yourself no matter how and what anyone else thinks. Decide WHO you want to be rather than WHAT you want to be. Figure out what makes you happy and you will find a purpose in life. Next to occupation, here are 9 “WHO’S” that describe Arnold Schwarzenegge: Bodybuilder, Actor, Director, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Politician, Writer, ActivistWHO do you want to be?
2. YES, BREAK THE RULES
We have so many rules in life about everything “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. the only way I ever got anyplace was by breaking some of the rules
After all, I remember that after I was finished with my bodybuilding career I wanted to get into acting and I wanted to be a star in films. Everyone had the same line, that it can’t be done, the rules are different here. They said, “LOOK AT YOUR BODY. You have this huge monstrous body, overly developed. That doesn’t fit into the movies. You don’t understand.
WHAT rules will you break today?
3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL
Everything 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 of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF AND YOUR VISION. work for your goal and success will come so don;t be afraid to fail.
You can’t always get a HOMERUN, but you CAN ALWAYS take a swing at the ball.
4. DON’T LISTEN TO THE NAY-SAYERS
How many times have you heard “you cant’ do this, you can’t do that, it has never been done before”. I love it when someone says that no-one has ever done this before, because when I do it that means I’m the first one that has ever done this.
WHO will you avoid, that tell you it can’t be done?
5. WORK YOUR BUTT OFF
Muhammad ALi, 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, because that’s when it really counts. That’s whats make you a champion. That’s the way it is with everything in life. NO PAIN NO GAIN” There is absolutely no way around hard work.
HOW many more calls will you make, TODAY?
6. GIVE BACK
No matter what path you take in your life, always find time to give something back to your community, your state or your country. Reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction that anything else you have ever done
HOW will you make a difference today and tomorrow, for others?
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