Trust Yourself – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Trust Yourself – Arnold Schwarzenegger


Now of course people ask me all the time. They
say to me,”what is the secret to success?” The first rule is: trust yourself.
What I mean by that is so many young people are getting so much advice from their parents,
and from their teachers, and from everyone. But what is most important is, that you have
to dig deep down, deep deep down and ask yourselves,”Who do you want to be?” Not “what” but “who.”
And I’m talking about not what your parents and teachers what you be, but you. I’m talking
about figuring out for yourselves what makes you happy. No matter how crazy it may sound
to other people. So rule number one is of course trust yourself
no matter how or what anyone else thinks. And of course rule number two is: break the
rules. We have so many rules in life about everything. I say break the rules, not the
law, but break the rules. It is impossible to be a maverick, or a true original, if you’re
too well behaved and don’t want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box that’s
what I believe after all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to
do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble? The only way that I ever got any place was
by breaking some of the rules. Which of course brings me to rule number three.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything that I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail.
You can’t always win but don’t be afraid of making decisions. You can’t be paralysed by
fear of failure, or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself
and in your vision. And you know that it is the right thing to do and success will come.
So don’t be afraid to fail. Which brings me to rule number four which
is: don’t listen to the naysayers. I mean how many times have you heard you can’t do
this and you can’t do that and it’s never been done before? As a matter of fact I love
it when someone says,”No one has ever done this before.” Because then when I do it, that
means I am the first one that has done it. So pay no attention to the people who say
it can’t be done. You gotta love it ladies and gentlemen. You
gotta love it, its gotta be what you are supposed to do. You want to sing even though they won’t
invite you to Carnegie Hall, you gonna sing to anybody that will listen to you including
singing to yourself. You gotta write even if no one published your book write because
that was given to you to do. You do what it is you’re supposed to do. You supposed to
build something? You’re supposed to create something? “I don’t know how to do it.” Learn!
Do whatever is required. It’s necessary if you want it you gotta go into action. You
gotta be willing to experiment. You gotta be willing to fail and to succeed. You gotta
be willing to form and develop new relationships. It’s you, it’s on you, you gotta make that
happen. Nobody is going to bring it to you on a silver platter and say,”Here’s your dream
manifested.” No! It’s hard, yes it’s hard. It’s difficult, that’s right. And it’s worth
it. That brings me to rule number five what is
the most important rule of all: work your butt off. You never want to fail because you
didn’t work hard enough. I never wanted to lose a competition, or lose an election because
I didn’t work hard enough. I always believed leaving no stone unturned. Muhammad Ali, one
of my great heroes had a great line in the 70’s when he was asked,”How many sit ups do
you do?” He said,”I don’t count my sit ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting.
When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting because that’s what makes you a champion.”
That’s the way it is with everything. No pain, no gain. “Whatever it takes, I will do.” That’s the
answer I want to hear from you. And if you do not see it, and if you do not believe it,
who else will? That takes me to rule number six. Whatever
path that you take in your lives you must always find time to give something back. Something
back to your community, give something back to your state or to your country. Remember those six rules.
Trust yourself. Break some rules.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Ignore the naysayers.
Work like hell. And give something back.

100 thoughts on “Trust Yourself – Arnold Schwarzenegger

  1. This is an impressive work of art.  I know it's just clipping things together with some sweet backdrop music, but this combination is beautiful.  And props to Arnold's speech…well said.

  2. So trust yourself and dont trust parents very good message for kids,and think outside box i wonder what that has anything to do with bodybuilding or fitness,his message is glorify yourself and think only about your desires,your dreams,forget about others yes very good message,people like him usually think they are better then others only because they achieved something,they become full of pride and they start idolizing themselves, i trust in Christ in God,put trust in yourself and see how far you will go,i was training boxing before then i become arrogant and pridefull like many others who train and accomplish something,its good to train but its bad when you forget about others because you only think about yourself and your dreams,this message wont fix corrupted goverment,wont feed hungry,wont stop criminals and wars,trust yourself what foolish advice i trust in Christ and God

  3. Well we all know Arnie is a douchebag but he gives one hell of a motivational speech… Try to focus just on the awesome speech and not the person who said it…

  4. It watched this because of the moving music and the footage it plays. As for the butt-head speech maker, I would rather watch the real beavis and butthead than take a word from this steroid-addict who in many ways ruined California's economy in his 8-year lousy office. By the way, all the rules he is going over are well-known (good) facts, in other words this is "textbook material." The golden rule that this in-adept sucker knows is "how to play the game."

  5. lol…Whoever made this video, took a clip from the Key and Peele show. Around 14 seconds into the video. The substitute teacher sketch where he reads off the students names…lol

  6. This makes me want to do things I would never do in public.

    Takes all clothing off but socks, shoes, a hat and sunglasses. Slips on trench coat. Heads to the fashion district of the city

  7. You can all sit there behind your keyboards and judge all you would like. Fact remains, Arnold came from a poor country, became a world class body builder, movie star, and an elected politician – all from nothing. 

  8. Honesty, humility, honor, truth, fair play, altruism, are obsolete values.

    So when everybody is cheating, you have the right to cheat … what a great advice from your role model.

    " Cheating is ok if everybody does it, as long as you don't get caught, "

    From the start : i have no problem with that message " trust yourself " as long he says the truth, which it's not.

    " Trusting yourself  " isn't the same as " cheating is ok "

    That's all your comments are about, guys.

    You have no principles, and you're veeery comfortable with arnold's lies … but maybe it's the excuse for success ! ^^

    You really are a bunch of douchebags who deify bigger douchebags and you don't know it.

  9. By his own logic, we should not listen to him. Rule number 2 is "Break the Rules" but this entire video is a list of rules which should therefore be broken, including rule no. 2.

  10. "break the rules but not the law"… I wish he would elaborate. I mean, aren't laws the rules by which a group of people govern themselves?  The distinction sounds nice but really doesn't say much without context.  Maybe there's a precise distinction in the definitions that I am unaware of…

    "Pay no attention to the people who say it can't be done…" Sounds nice but how many people wish they were singers, artists, celebrities and athletes but they just weren't wired that way.  There is a line to be drawn at some point, without it some will succeed, but most will just fail miserably and waste their life pursuing something they were never going to achieve.  It's a small thing called reality.

    The rest was inspiring I guess.

  11. One thing that pisses me off is when others say to: "Just be yourself. Stop trying to become something you're not". Everyone who has ever been successful in life, once started out trying to become something they're not. So don't listen to that faux wisdom, its really negative defeatist talk in disguise, and it will lead you nowhere if you listen to it.

  12. I am 60 years old with two bad knees, two bad shoulders, severe carpal tunnel in both hands and a 3 bulging discs in my back and3 in my neck..  I want so desperately to lose weight, but with my disabilities, I just don't see that happening anytime soon.  I have lost my motivation to try since I have no one to back me up and give me support.  My heart wants to see 95 lbs. again.  And realistically, I know that will never happen.  But I want to shed at least 100 lbs.  How can this be done with my infirmaries?  I have surgeries I have still pending on the shoulders and my back.  I can walk but not much more than that. 

  13. What made the video so epic, besides the inspiring words, is the fact that they used the music from Inception (one of my fav. movies of ALL TIME).
    The song btw is called Time by Hans Zimmer from the movie Inception. 

  14. Everytime I watch a motivational video, it always has to have fucking bodybuilders in it, like those assholes are the only ones that need motivation to continue.

  15. An educated and intelligent person does not get his/her inspiration from just one source (video, moments, whatever it maybe), but from several of them. This video is a great video, and maybe the people who feel that this video does not do the best of jobs when it comes to giving advice, are true, but, what is important here, is to question "is there something positive to be gained from this video?" and just follow with that.

  16. Isn't "Break the Rules" a strange rule?

    Whether you like Schwarzenegger or not, you have to admit, he achieved a lot and this is an amazing speech/video.

  17. this is the most motivational speech ever. befor i heard this i was depressed and when i looked up arnold schwarzenegger because im a voice immpersonater and i do arnold and i looked him up and watched this and now im one of the most happiest and luckiest people alive. 🙂

  18. I would like to make Hungarian subtitles for this (and proper English as well) do you know how could I contact them, so they could add it?
    Thanks!

  19. Wow. It just motivated me. Now, i'm up from the bed, getting dressed and heading to the basketball court. I wanna be the best in what I do. 

    Thanks Arnold. 🙂

  20. I love this soo much! Thank you thank you thank you! I even converted this to MP3 just to listen to this everyday.

  21. i dissagree on point: dont listen to the no-sayers…
    I do listen to them, and it motivates me to prove them wrong.
    lost 35 pounds with that 😉

  22. how come these types of videos only show athletic type behaviors? never any sort of mental labor, such as an engineering student vigilantly pouring his soul into a mound of textbooks.

  23. This is remarkably encouraging! No words can describe that 🙂
    Have a beautiful day,
    flyingChampagne31

  24. Thanks for sharing! TOTALLY true. Gave me the final push to study for my big ass final when i was about to give up

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