How Robert Downey Jr Changed His Life, Rebuilt Himself, And Skyrocketed To Success

I was spinning around.

His life burning to the ground … trapped in drug addiction … fired from the show Ally mcbeal… and even sent to prison. Nobody dared to hire him. Today you would never guess. But years ago, that was actor Robert Downey Jr.

However, he changed his life … rebuilt himself … and shot up to become Iron Man.


Here are four secrets that prompted his return. Even if you don’t dream of being a dynamic actor (or actress) … even if you face a different “enemy” … even if you don’t even like superhero movies … these four lessons (when implemented) It can help you rise up, rebuild, and resurrect to a new level.

Here you have:

The 4 secrets of Iron Man to come out of the lowest

1. Focus the laser beam on taking the next step

Like Tony Stark working as a slave in a cave to build the original Iron Man suit. Downey’s emergence from the darkness took seven years. He rebuilt his credibility, his commitment, and his self-confidence day by day. One movie at a time. One job at a time.

He says:

I found my way out of the woods

for a subtler and subtler trail of breadcrumbs

-Robert Downey Jr.

He doesn’t jump forward like the Hulk. Small relentless steps forward.

(Remember progress is progress)

2. You can always develop your self-discipline muscles

At first, Downey doubted his ability to quit a life of drugs. He knew he was ruining everything. But it kept coming back. With the help of Wing Chun (Chinese martial art) he increased his concentration … focus like a laser … and inner calm. This finally broke the hold that the drugs had on him.

3. Know that it is okay to ask for help

When Downey demonstrated his commitment to staying sober, the producers were still on ice. They swore he would get out of trouble. But Mel Gibson (who had his own demons), who worked with him on a previous movie, jumped to the rescue. He believed in Downey so much that he offered guarantees to reassure the producers.

This gave Downey his chance to star The singing detective … showing the public and Hollywood that he was hell-bent on getting his life back. But if Downey was too proud to accept Gibson’s help, this would never have happened.

4. Total belief that your skills will overshadow your past mistakes

At first, Marvel Comics wanted nothing to do with him. Jon Favreau, Director of Iron Man, He fought tooth and nail to persuade the studio to hire him. He saw electricity from Downey. He saw his acting dynamites overshadow his dark past.

Here was this force of nature,

who I think was living with this frustration

that he wasn’t able to really show what he was good at

-Jon Favreau

That greatness is within each and every one of us.

We are all forces of nature in our own way.

Find what it is for you.

And start building … rebuilding … and creating something (or becoming someone) that you are proud of.

Because the past does not have to be the same as the future.