Tag Archive: Success


Never be afraid to fail!


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s third key to success was to never be afraid of failing.


If you are afraid of failure, you will never try what you truly want to do.  If you never try, you can not and will not ever achieve success.  Plain and simple.  For every failed attempt comes yet another failed attempt, and another, and another, and another, and another.  What would life be if everything were so simple you got it on the first time though?  It is those failed attempts at something that makes getting it that much better.  The feeling of reward and accomplishment is magnified with every failed attempt.  With every failed attempt comes another opportunity for growth, for better understanding, and for truly finding what you have deep down inside of you.  Take each failed attempt and fight to stand back up.  Life will no doubt throw some curve balls your way and beat you down into the ground with failure looking like the only ending to a certain event.

It’s not!

It is when life throws you down on the ground that you must stand up, fight back, and try again! Try harder! Try with more passion! Try with everything you have!  Never give up!  True success is not measured in the final result, it’s measured in how much you’ve grown as a person to get to that final result.  It’s each step, stumble, falter, and fall that is the true measure of success.

Thomas Edison once said “Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Don’t be that guy! The guy who misses out on success because he was too afraid to fail one more time.  Accept the fact that each and every one of us will fail on essentially a daily basis.  Hold onto that fact and embrace it.  Be prepared for what lies ahead!  Failure lies ahead… but the road to true success is paved with stones made of failure.

Finish the road you’re on.

Finish the path you’re creating for yourself.

Never, EVER, be afraid to fail again!

-Eric Welter

For more thoughts on failure you can check out two of my other postings on the topic!

Failure

Mistakes: The Beautiful Accomplishments

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Breaking the rules: The second step


I finally got my laptop back so it’s time to get on track!  Thank you all for being patient!
The second step towards success that Arnold Schwarzenegger mentioned is probably one of my favorites!  Break the rules!

 

He reminds us to become bold and stay that way, to really think outside of the box and become a sort of trend setter.  Don’t go out breaking the law, hurting people, and destroying stuff!  That’s not what is meant by this step at all! Instead think about it like this:
Have you ever been sitting in class or talking to a friend about something and wondered, “Why does it have to be that way? Why does it have to be done that way?  I’m sure there are other ways to do this!”? Well, this is where you get to break the rules! Find something you love, something you have a passion for! Now….. make it better!  Most people tend to think that everything that is being done needs to be done that way, and when asked “why is it done that way?” well, the answer is usually “because it’s always been done that way!” Now what I want all of you guys to do, break the chains! Think outside the box and change the way things are done! Always question everything you are doing and everything that is being done around you! Make “why” the most common word in your vocabulary! Use it often!
Rules are meant to be broken, so live life that way.  Break away from the chains of the “only accepted way” and change the world around you.  The more you learn to do this, the more you’ll learn that the most successful people in this world have been the mavericks, the people that were the creators, the trend setters, and the “weird people”.  Become that weird person.  Become the maverick.  Become everything you want to be by taking whatever path you want to take to get there!  Don’t go a certain direction just because everyone says that’s the only correct way.  Stop listening to the cool kids.  Those cool kids will probably end up in a mediocre job while you’re off doing amazing things with your life!

Go out, break the rules, and live life the way you want to. True success is sure to follow if you are doing things your way!

 

Arnold’s 6 keys to success Part 1


It has been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post, and for any of my readers I am sorry for the absence! Life sometimes gets way too busy! You forget some of the things you enjoy doing, the things you want to do, and focus solely on the things you need to do. All that being said, over the next few weeks I’ll be writing about a speech made by Arnold Schwarzenegger about his 6 keys to success. I would love to hear ideas and comments about anything I write and my thoughts behind some of these comments! Enjoy! 🙂

The 6 key to success:
1) Trust Yourself
2) Break The Rules
3) Don’t Be Afraid To Fail
4) Ignore The Naysayer
5) Work Your Butt Off
6) Give Something Back

I’ll be posting again later this week and will begin building on the idea of trusting yourself. I hope all of my readers have a great week and don’t forget to look back in a few days! 🙂

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