I have never been a big Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. But I saw this video on Facebook from the site Good News Network, and I felt there was some really good advice here on being successful, no matter what you want to be successful at.
I would recommend watching the video, because his talk is inspiring. But here are his five tips to excel in whatever you do:
1. Find your vision or goal. Find your purpose. Find your passion. Follow it, or you will not feel happy in life.
I agree. Otherwise you will be floundering. Having a dream, a goal, a sense of purpose, gives one a reason to get up in the morning. Gives your life direction. Gives you grounding.
2. Never think small. Think big.
I say, why not?
3. Ignore the nay sayers. This is a big one. For all of us. Do not listen to them. Move forward towards your goal.
We have all dealt with nay sayers. As an artist, since I was a child, I was told, get a "real" job, do art on the side, as a hobby. By my parents, art was not looked at as a viable career choice. And by a lot of society, art is looked at the same.
4. Work your ass off.
5. Don't just take, give something back. Help others. Help create a better world.
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
Love those two lines.