I know not everyone is an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan, but I also think that good words are good words, no matter who says them.
So often, whether in writing or in career or just life in general, people want a step guide to success. They want a way to be rich and famous that’s already planned out for them. They think they’re willing to do what it takes to be successful, but they want someone else to find the way for them.
I think that people have lost sight of what success really is. It’s not about just being rich or famous; it’s about dedicating yourself to something worthwhile and then putting in the time to see it through. It’s about working your way through the obstacles and making yourself better so that you can do or make something great. They want to pass over what Arnold names as the most important rule of all: nothing worthwhile is gained without a lot of hard work.
“None of my rules of success,” he says, “will work unless you do.”
When it comes to success — no matter the area or subject it is applied to — I think we need to follow Arnold’s advice and just get back to the basics of what it means to dedicate yourself to something and then work hard and be creative until you have accomplished it to the best of your ability.
“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in the pockets.” ~Arnold Schwarzenegger~