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"Les 6 règles du succès du Dr Schwarzenegger" n'est pas le titre du nouveau film de celui qui restera à jamais Conan et Terminator. Il s'agit d'un discours qu'Arnold Schwarzenegger prononça lorsqu'on lui remit un doctorat honoris causa à l'UCLA (Université de Californie à Los Angeles).

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 01

 

 

Schwarzy comme on l'appelle souvent, n'est pas sans soulever la controverse. S'il s'est distingué sans ambiguïté dans de nombreux domaines comme le sport, les affaires, le cinéma et la politique, sa personnalité entière, ses valeurs et ses défauts lui valent un nombre non négligeable de détracteurs.

 

 

"Impossible à arrêter"

A titre personnel j'ai toujours apprécié Arnold. Je me souviens encore de la première fois que je l'ai vu. C'était sur une affiche de Terminator qui se trouvait sur le chemin qui m'emmenait au collège. Son physique, le slogan aussi "Insensible à la douleur et à la pitié. Impossible à arrêter.", m'avaient durablement marqué.

Les années passant j'ai ensuite pris plaisir à voir ses films avant de découvrir l'homme. Bien entendu je n'adhère pas à tout, loin de là, ce que représente Schwarzenegger. En revanche j'ai toujours de l'admiration pour les hommes qui se donnent les moyens de réaliser leurs rêves. Et Arnold est indéniablement de ceux-là. Avec le recul je trouve que l'affiche de Terminator le décrivait bien, "Impossible à arrêter.".

 

 

Affiche Terminator 1

 

 

Est-il nécessaire de préciser que le parcours de Schwarzy n'est en rien comparable à celui de géants comme Mandela ou Gandhi? Il n'en reste pas moins qu'il peut enseigner beaucoup à celui qui veut aller au bout de ses rêves.

 

 

Les 6 règles en express

Ce montage vidéo de 4,26mn présente un résumé du discours d'Arnold. La bande-son est inutile et pénible mais l'essentiel est là.

 

 

 

 

Le discours complet d'Arnold Schwarzenegger à l'UCLA

Cette vidéo de 25,51mn présente l'intégralité du discours de Schwarzy. Son intervention débute à 2,41. Ponctuée d'humour elle est plaisante à regarder pour ceux qui ont un peu de temps.

 

 

 

 

Transcription d'extraits des 6 règles d'Arnold

Voici de brefs extraits retranscrits:

 

 

The first rule is: Trust yourself

And 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, dig 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 want you to 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 and what anyone else thinks.

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 07

 

 

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. My wife has a t-shirt that says, "Well-behaved women rarely make history." Well, you know, I don’t want to burst her bubble, but the same is true with men.

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 anyplace was by breaking some of the rules.

 

 

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Rule number three: Don't be afraid to fail

Anything I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail. In the movie business, I remember, that you pick scripts. Many times you think this is a wining script, but then, of course, you find out later on, when you do the movie, that it didn’t work and the movie goes in the toilet.

So you can’t always win, but don’t afraid of making decisions.

You can’t be paralyzed 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.

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 02

 

 

Rule number four: Don't listen to the naysayers

How many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it’s never been done before? Just imagine if Bill Gates had quit when people said it can’t be done.

I hear this all the time. As a matter of fact, I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that I’m the first one that has done it. So pay no attention to the people that say it can’t be done.

So I never listen that, "You can’t." I always listen to myself and say, "Yes, you can."

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 05

 

 

Rule number five, which 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.

Mohammed Ali, one of my great heroes, had a great line in the ’70s 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 when it really counts."

That’s what makes you a champion. And that’s the way it is with everything. No pain, no gain. So many of those lessons that I apply in life I have learned from sports, let me tell you, and especially that one. And let me tell you, it is important to have fun in life, of course.

But when you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Just remember that. Now, if you want to coast through life, don’t pay attention to any of those rules. But if you want to win, there is absolutely no way around hard, hard work.

 

 

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None of my rules, by the way, of success, will work unless you do. I’ve always figured out that there 24 hours a day. You sleep six hours and have 18 hours left. Now, I know there are some of you out there that say "Well, wait a minute, I sleep eight hours or nine hours." Well, then, just sleep faster, I would recommend.

Because you only need to sleep six hours and then you have 18 hours left, and there are a lot of things you can accomplish.

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

 

Rule number six, which is a very important rule: It's about giving back

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.

My father-in-law, Sargent Shriver — who is a great American, a truly great American who started the Peace Corps, the Job Corps, Legal Aid to the Poor — he said at Yale University to the students at a commencement speech, "Tear down that mirror. Tear down that mirror that makes you always look at yourself, and you will be able to look beyond that mirror and you will see the millions of people that need your help."

And let me tell you something, reaching out and helping people will bring you more satisfaction than anything else you have ever done.

 

 

Remember those six rules:


Trust yourself


Break some rules

 

Don’t be afraid to fail

 

Ignore the naysayers

 

Work like hell

 

Give something back

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 06

 

 


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