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There’s no doubt that Arnold Schwarzenegger is an incredible success story. Arnold has been a role model for my life in many ways and someone that I’ve always looked up to.

I recently watched a video of "Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 6 Rules For Success" that he gave as a speech at his USC Commencement Address. I found it very inspiring and motivating and it motivated me to write this article about some of the secrets of success that I’ve learned from him.

1.Trust Yourself, No Matter What Anyone Else Thinks 

“...dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? Not what, but WHO!"

"...I’m talking about not what your parents and teachers want you to be, but you."

"...figuring out for yourselves what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people.”

2. Break The Rules

"I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules."
"You have to think outside the box."

"....what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?"

"The only way that I ever got any place was by breaking some of the rule"

3. Don't Be Afraid To Fail

"Anything I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail."

"...you can’t always win, but don’t 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, and success will come. So don’t be afraid to fail!"

4. Don't Listen to The Naysayers

"How many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it’s never been done before?"

"...I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that I’m the first one that has done it."

"...pay no attention to the people that say it can’t be done!"

" I always listen to myself and say, “YES, YOU CAN!.”

5. Work Like Hell

"I always believed leaving no stone unturned."

"That’s the way it is with everything: No pain, no gain."

"... it is important to have fun in life, of course, but when you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning."

"...if you want to win, there is absolutely no way around hard, hard work."

6. Give Something Back

"... you must always find time to give something back, something back to your community, give something back to your state or to your country."

"...reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than anything else you have ever done."

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Written by Sapna Vyas Patel , PhD in Nutrition Science and Dietetics
Sapna writes simple, easy to understand articles that are based on pure scientific evidence. She is one of the most popular fitness professionals in India and is followed on social media by fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, trainers, and professionals.

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