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Success Rules: A Case study on Arnold Schwarnegger's 6 Success Rules. What can we learn from this rules?

Updated on October 6, 2015

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Introduction

As the age old saying goes; Success is not a destination, it is a journey! To get to where you want to be you must be determined, focused and above all else, prepared to fail.

Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, a career person or if you are studying for a higher degree you have to have some rules or disciplines to follow. Every successful person has some sort of rules or disciplines that he followed to be where he is today. There must be a goal or an objective that you want achieve. Once you have that goal in mind, then you plan and set your rules that you are going to follow to get the results that you want.

Why am I talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Simply because, his story is an inspirational one, a rags to riches tale. He knows something that I don't. He knows the ingredients to that dish that we all want to have a taste of; Success!

From nobody in Austria he migrated to America with nothing but an objective in mind. He was determined, focused and disciplined. The rest is history as it is told. From the explosive world of body building to the action packed screens of Hollywood and then to the political arena of the most powerful country in the world, Arnold had conquered it all. He had accomplished his objectives. Why did he achieve all these? Why was he so successful in sports, movies and politics? My case study brought me to his 6 success rules. His success rules inspired me to share them and give an insight on how to be prepared to maximize your chance of being successful.


Success is created, Not inherited!

1. Trust Yourself

“Rule number one is to trust yourself no matter what everyone else think”.


My take on this:

This rule says that you must be the master of your own soul. When you want to do something, it is what you want and not what others think you should have. It is about what you are passionate about. Build your success around what you are more passionate about. Do the things that excite you and make you happy, and trust that as long as you are doing that you’ll end up somewhere good. It is about being who you are and the things that you know best.

2. Break Some Rules

“What is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?”


My take on this:

Do not take this rule literally! Do not adopt a permanent "I don't care attitude" It is not talking about ignoring the speed limit or start being a public nuisance. It simply is doing what you know is right in your gut and not following what everyone else thinks it is right. It is about thinking outside the box. If you are doing everything according to the rules, like everyone else does, you’ll get the same results most people get.

The taste of success is sweet!

Source

3. Don't Be Afraid To Fail

“Anything I ever attempted I was willing to fail. You can’t always win but don’t be afraid of making decisions. You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself”.


My take on this:

As the saying goes, “a person who does not fail had not tried anything”. Thomas Edison the inventor of light bulbs said, “I never failed, I only discovered 10, 000 ways that does not work”.

Successful people know that failing is a way to success. There is no better teacher than failure. All successful people had failed along the way, but they had never quit. Great success often comes with taking big risks and failing along the way.

4. Ignore Naysayers

“How many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it’s never done before? I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before because when I do it, that means I am the first one that has done it”.


My take on this:

Beware of people who will discourage you from realizing your dream. These are people who will tell you that what you are doing will not work. They will give you all sorts of reasons and consequences why you will not succeed. Do not listen to them. As rule #1 state, it is what you want and not what they want. Differentiate your advisors or mentors from the naysayers. Advisers are your mentors. They are the people whom you should surround yourself with in order for you to be successful. Build your team around your advisors and ignore the naysayers.

5. Work Hard

“Just remember this. If you want to win, there’s absolutely no way around hard work. None of my rules will bring success unless you do”.


My take on this:

This rule is straight forward. Success comes from hard work. If you want to be successful, there is no other way around hard work. Work hard and never ever quit.

Success is a Journey, Not a Destination!

— Unknown

6. Give Something Back

"Nothing satisfies me more than helping people in need. If you follow my rules and become successful, you must always give a helping hand!"

My take on this:

Whatever path you take in your life, you must always find time to give something back… Reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than anything else you’ve ever done. This rule comes into play when you become successful in whatever you have chosen. Always donate to charity. Put a smile on someone’s face and that smile will come back to you. As the age old saying; “you reap what you sow”. If you sow happiness, you will reap happiness. If you sow sorrow, that is what you will reap.

Conclusion

The 6 simple rules that got Arnold Schwarzenegger to where he is today. They are about personality. Know who you are and what you want. Learn from it and make a difference in your life.

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