Let me tell you, if someone told me that something is impossible I will go out and do it.
That’s just the way I always was.
I was told that to my face… You are nothing but a giant muscle, you can’t act and you have no future and you have an accent that is laughable.
Ignore the naysayers. Work like hell. Trust yourself. Break some rules. Don’t be afraid to fail.
I have made a fortune with several careers and I have been very successful in several careers simply by believing in myself.
Let me tell you, you are going to find the naysayers in every turn that you make… Don’t listen!
Just visualize your goal, know exactly where you want to go. Trust yourself. Get out there and work like hell and break some of the rules and NEVER, NEVER be afraid of failure. I would never have gone to any lifting events if I was afraid of failure. Because of course there is a chance of failure. When you lift the weight, I tried 10 times to lift bench-press 500 lbs and I failed, but the eleventh time I did it. SO NEVER GIVE UP and never be afraid of failure because otherwise you’ll box yourself in.
You should all go and be hungry for success. You should be hungry to make your mark and you should be hungry to be seen and be heard and have an effect out there.
You have to think outside the box, that’s what I believe after all. What is the point of being on this earth if all you want is to be liked by everyone and avoid trouble.
The only way that I ever got anywhere was by breaking some of the rules. When you are out there – partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard, someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Just remember that.
Now if want to coast through life, don’t pay any attention to any of those rules. But if you want to win there is absolutely no way around hard, hard work.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything I 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 it is the right thing to do and success will come. So DON’T be afraid to fail.
DON’T Listen to the naysayers. I mean how many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it has never been done before. I hear this all the time. [Some of it].
I love it when someone says: no one has never been done before, because then I do it that means I am the first person who has ever done it. So pay no attention to the people who say it can’t be done. Just remember you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
(Arnold Schwarzenegger's Motivational Speech)