Schwarzenegger on Success

Arnold Schwarzenegger gave this speech on graduation day at USC on May 15. Here are his Six Rules of Success:
  1. Trust yourself.
  2. Break the rules, not the law. You have to think outside the box.
  3. Don't be afraid to fail.
  4. Dont listen to the naysayers.
  5. Work your butt off
  6. Find time to give something back, something back to your community, give something back to your state or to your country.
I loved what the Governor had to say. It took me years to understand his #1 rule.. Christians like me often find it so hard to trust the voice of the Spirit within us because we are often taught by others to not trust our innermost being and instead lean on our own understanding or even worse the understanding of others.

You can catch the second part of the Governor's speech here.


  1. Rule number 7: Stay out of politics and stick with what you know.

  2. I'll tell ya what...I voted for Arnie and I like him. I am not saying I agree with all his decisions or think he's the best Gov. CA has ever had, but he is sincere. I think he's a good person and I like him. I love his wife :)


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