Below is a brief speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger where he shares a straightforward approach to becoming successful.
And while many of his ideas aren’t exactly new or unusual, it is nice for an occasional reminder. I strongly agree with him about the importance of thinking outside the box, not being afraid to fail, not listening to the naysayers, and of course working your butt off to improve each day.
The concepts are simple. It is the inability to consistently apply these ideas over the long haul that thwarts many. Success doesn’t happen overnight. It is a long road often filled with potholes and dead ends. Those who continue to move forward despite the setbacks are usually the most successful in the end.
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen