There once was a little boy in a small European country. On the surface nothing seemed too special about him, his father was a police officer and mom was a homemaker. Although if you took a second look and peeled back a couple of layers into his heart, this boy had a huge drive to become one of the most successful individuals of the modern era.
This boy turned into one of my biggest "idols", even though I don't really care for that term, as far as nothing to something, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now you may not like his politics, family life or a hundred other things about him, after all he is just a man, but pound for pound this man knew how to get shit done.
Here I want to share with you 4 of the keys to success, so you can fulfill your dreams and tap into the great strength within you, just like the Govenator.
1. Work ethic. Now this one is kind of obvious but show me a success and I'll show you a grinder. You have to be willing to work long hours and take pride in whatever it is you are pursuing. It also helps tremendously if you have a passion for your work. I go into more detail about passion here. Having a passion turns that hard work into less of a chore. You will actually enjoy putting in those long hours because, you know you are building something you actually love! No one becomes a success by sitting around waiting for it.
2. Taking care of the small things. I've often read and listened to Arnold talk about the importance of attention to detail that must go into body building. How each tiny muscle must compliment the larger muscles so that they can come together and form a body that is to become a champion. So it is with any endeavor. If you want to run a successful restaurant or household, you can't forget to pay the light bill. That is a small thing that has a huge impact.
3. Take immediate action. Successful people don't waste time going back and forth for forever and a day to make a decision, they jump in head first! Don't get stuck in paralysis by analysis. If you fail, which successful people do more than most of us realize. Learn from it and use that knowledge and experience to make your next endeavor a success. Don't let the fear of failure hold you back! Unless your jumping out of an airplane failure isn't going to kill you. So don't act like it will.
4. Become great at influencing people. Whether you're trying to trying to get investors in your great business idea or trying to get a date because, you feel yourself become an expert in the finer points of pornography, you must develop your ability to get people to buy into your vision and follow your lead. Here's a tip though, it helps if you actually believe in what you are selling. If you don't believe you are good enough for the girl to date, why would she?
Too many people are out here selling shit they wouldn't buy themselves. Don't be that person. Find something you can believe in ,and then you will be able to begin to bend people to your will. Look for ways to benefit others by adding value and this will become much easier.
So there are your 4 keys to success. Success at something doesn't just happen. It is something you must work and fight for. Successful people are like ducks, above the water they look calm, cool and collected but beneath the surface they are paddling, striving and fighting for every inch.
Life doesn't owe you anything much less success. The quicker you realize this and accept the responsibility of making your life a success the happier and more at peace you will be.
So go out there and make it happen, we're all pullin for ya!
That's it for now, but I'll be back! Haha I couldn't help myself :)
Best of Life, Kris