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Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his 6 Rules to a Successful life in a short yet incredibly inspirational speech (video on you tube). Here are the 6 Rules:
1. Trust Yourself

Trust yourself no matter what anyone else thinks.
2. Break the Rules

“Well behaved women rarely make history.” Arnold talks about breaking rules and how he broke rules to enter the rules of Hollywood to become a successful actor.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

If you are afraid, you were never try. If you never try you won’t ever succeed.
4. Ignore (Don’t Listen to) the Naysayer

Don’t pay attention to naysayer. People will say it can’t be done, people will give 100 reasons why this can not be done. Do not take No for an answer.
5. Work Your Butt Off

You never want to fail because you did not work hard enough and don’t leave any stone unturned. There is no escape; you must work hard.
6. Giving Something Back

Whatever path you take in life, always find time to give back to the community.


I hope this helps...


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  • Profile picture of the author Magnus Koenig
    Thanks for sharing AJ

    I really agree with the first rule. You should trust and believe in yourself that you can do anything. Take negative feedbacks as a challenge to yourself and show them what you can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author FizzaKevil
    Wowweeeee .. Thanks for the great tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author aeroturner
    6 Powerful rules for life from the powerful man !! Thanks for sharing with us
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  • Profile picture of the author rawalbaig
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    Very nice sharing like all and try to act upon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duy Nguyen
    Very true AJ, I strongly agree with you on "don't listen to nay-sayer" point
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    I think giving back is the best part. I always believed that we seem to get what we put in. Whether that's good or bad. Always try to help others. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author miny92
    Agreed.. This is the exact 6 I try to keep in mind everyday
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  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    So true about the naysayers...anytime anyone states an intention or begins making changes, resistance comes out of the woodwork. Family and friends feel compelled to tell you why it won't work or how they are worrying about you because they love you.

    BULL!!! It is almost ALWAYS about THEIR fears. Fears your relationship will change, fear that you will grow and then they either have to or feel bad because they aren't, or trying to discourage you because they don't believe they could achieve such a thing.

    Ignore this and smile. I learn to laugh at them and laugh at how silly their fears and mine are...or naysayers will suck the life out of you.
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    • Profile picture of the author nadia712
      Originally Posted by Saito View Post

      So true about the naysayers...anytime anyone states an intention or begins making changes, resistance comes out of the woodwork. Family and friends feel compelled to tell you why it won't work or how they are worrying about you because they love you.

      BULL!!! It is almost ALWAYS about THEIR fears. Fears your relationship will change, fear that you will grow and then they either have to or feel bad because they aren't, or trying to discourage you because they don't believe they could achieve such a thing.

      Ignore this and smile. I learn to laugh at them and laugh at how silly their fears and mine are...or naysayers will suck the life out of you.
      Very true, unfortunately. It never ceases to amaze me how negative people are - almost as if it's a societal default setting or something.

      When I make changes in my life, one of the largest (if not the largest) obstacle(s) I have to overcome is the response and subtle resistance of my family and friends. Sad, really.

      When it comes down to it, though, there's not a lot you can do to change peoples' reactions - so all you can do is build up an immunity to it.

      On that note.. Merry Christmas! ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    So true about the naysayers...anytime anyone states an intention or begins making changes, resistance comes out of the woodwork. Family and friends feel compelled to tell you why it won't work or how they are worrying about you because they love you.

    BULL!!! It is almost ALWAYS about THEIR fears. Fears your relationship will change, fear that you will grow and then they either have to or feel bad because they aren't, or trying to discourage you because they don't believe they could achieve such a thing.

    Ignore this and smile. I learn to laugh at them and laugh at how silly their fears and mine are...or naysayers will suck the life out of you.
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  • Thank you, wise words. If you believe in success - that you succeed. If you do not believe - that you will not succeed. Of course everything should be backed up by action. My friend said ... Pray as if everything depended on God ... work as if everything depended on you.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertvo
    Very nice and simple 6 rules!
    I like the "don’t leave any stone unturned", so true, you have have to try so many things before succeeding. Some lucky people are successful just by luck on the first try but for rest of us, we have to create our own "luck" by trying different things untill we run out of things to fail in and we finally succeed :-)

    Would you share the video?
    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author Boxer123
    Thanks for sharing AJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Phoenixfk
    Very nice list. However it is so hard to keep working even when we do not see progress from all our efforts. This is especially for the newbie who is starting off with the internet marketing business.
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  • Profile picture of the author slurblur
    nice note, thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesBuk
      Thank you for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author Strongbiz
    Rule #2 Break the Rules - have the conviction and internal strength to know when to break the rules. THE most important rule.
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  • Profile picture of the author AJ Smith44
    Thank you everyone. I hope this post inspired people to not give up on their dreams and goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author thelibidoguy
    Good stuff, it reminds me of the Self Image that is research by Dr. Maxwell Maltz i read. I think some of these rules could be reworded differently too. For example, Break The Rules to mean Take Necessary Risks. Give Something Back could be Abundance.
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  • Profile picture of the author evaseidel
    Thanks a lot for the share AJ. Looking forward for more powerful tips.
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    • Profile picture of the author webworm
      I like the second one.Breaking rules bounded by the society is the best way to get success.
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    Number 1 is very important. You can't break rules if you trust yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Majin
    Work your but off!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author safe as houses
      A little known fact about Arnold Schwarzenegger is that, upon arriving in the USA to compete in professional bodybuilding, he professed to coach Joe Weider that he would one day like to move from bodybuidling into acting, then property and finally politics. While many could have forgiven Weider for not paying too much attention to those pipe dreams, Arnold then went onto accomplish every single one in the exact order he planned to.
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  • Profile picture of the author AJ Smith44
    Hi Everyone, I added the youtube video that was missing on this Thread initially.

    Enjoy....
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    • Profile picture of the author LogueMyrtle
      Hardworking
      Have positive thinking
      Any how your luck
      Having full knowledge of their field which we actually want
      Fully thrust over your God for goal
      And last but atleast satisfaction and lot of money:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author kathyflynn
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    i like your suggestions at number 2 "break the rule" but i think my mind don't get used to it
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  • Profile picture of the author maile15
    I was a great fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger from the time when I was small. His words are a great source of motivation and gives you power to go the next step!
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    This is such an amazing post! It is indeed considered as rules of success. Thanks for sharing!
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  • such a wonderful post. i think you have covered the rules of success
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