Six Secrets To Success By Arnold Schwarzenegger

1. Trust yourself

Trust yourself, dig deep down and ask yourself: “Who do you want to be?”. Not what, but who! Not what your parents or teachers wants you to be, but you! Figure out for yourself, what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to the people.

2. Break the rules

We have so many rules in life about everything, break the rules! It’s impossible to be a true original if you are to well behaved and not able to break the rules, you have to think outside the box. What is the point of being on this world if all you want is to be liked by everyone. The only way that I ever got any place was by breaking some of the rules

3. Don’t be afraid to fail

Anything that 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 by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, success will come.

4. Don’t listen to the naysayers

How many times have you heard: you can’t 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 that before, because that means that if I do it, that means that I am the first one that has done it. Pay no attention to people that say that it can’t be done.

5. Work your butt off

Leaving no stone unturned. Muhammad Ali, one of my greatest hero’s had a great line when 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, that is when I start counting, because then it really counts, that’s what makes you a champion”. That’s the way it is with everything, no pain, no gain!

Someone out there at the same time is working hard, someone is getting smarter, remember that! I’ve always figured out that there is 24 hours a day, you sleep 6 hours. That means you have 18 hours left. I know that some of you out there answers: “Wait a minute I sleep 8 or 9 hours”. Well, than sleep faster I recommend.

6. Giving back

Whatever path that you take in your life, you must always find time to give something back. Give something back to your community, give something back to your state or your country. Reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than everything else you’ve ever done!

44 Inspirational and Beautiful Quotes

 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

 

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is within you.” – Rumi

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson, Return to Love

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“None but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is,to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you win then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed it’s beauty to them.” – Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Whatever you are, be a good one” – Abraham Lincoln

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”- Kahlil Gibran

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

 

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” – Jack Kerouac

“Your life is not a problem to be solved but a gift to be opened.” – Wayne Muller

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers But above all the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Breathnach

“Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.” – Jarod Kintz

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius

“Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable.” – Twyla Tharp

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” – Ayn Rand

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” – Marianne Williamson

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn

Linklist – Guides to get motivated

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