Deep, deep down ask yourself, “Who do you want to be?” Not what, but who. I’m talking about figuring it out for yourselves, ‘What makes you happy?’
You have to think outside the box. That’s what I believe after all. What’s the point of being on this Earth if all you want to be is be liked and avoid trouble?
We have so many rules in life about everything. I say break the rules, not the law, but break the rules.
I remember that after I was finished with my body building career I wanted to do acting, I wanted to be a star in films. Everyone had the same mind that it can’t be done. They said, “Look at this body, you have this huge monstrous body, you’re overly developed.” This doesn’t fit into the movies. But yer, I didn’t listen to all this, that was their rules. I was convinced I could do it.
Then I got the big break, Conan The Barbarian. Trust yourself no matter what anyone else thinks.
And there the directors said, “If we didn’t have Schwarzenegger, we would have to build one.” Then when I did Terminator, “I’ll be back…” One of the most famous lines in the movie history, all because of my crazy accent. It just shows you, you never should listen to those who say you can’t do something.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything that I have always attempted, I was always willing to fail. Don’t be afraid of making decisions; you can’t be paralysed with the fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You can push because you believe in yourself and your vision. You know it’s the right thing to do and success will come. Don’t be afraid to fail.
I mean, how many times have you heard, ‘you can’t do this, or you can’t do that because it’s never been done before.’ So pay no attention to the people who say it can never be done.
If I would have listened to the naysayers, I would still be in the Austrian Alps yodelling. I would never have come to America. I always listen to myself and say, “Yes.You.Can.” You never want to fail because you never worked hard enough. Work your butt off.
I always believed in leaving no stone unturned. No Pain, No Gain.
While you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard, someone out there is getting smarter, someone is winning — just remember that.
You can’t climb the ladder of success with the hands in the pockets.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
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I don’t know what it is. I don’t know what it was. But for all my life I haven’t been a man.
At any point in my life I can say “this, this is why I didn’t need to grow up”.
I was protected by my parents.
I was protected by the money I earned.
I was protected by people going easy on me.
And never did I take responsibility. Never did I work hard. Never did I do things because they needed to be done – instead I just did the minimum to get around – and for the rest found excuses.
I have lived like a child, all my life.
And I am in my twenties and still I live like a child.
I complain about the things I lack – instead of working for them.
I complain about the things others don’t do – instead of doing them myself.
I worry about what might come – but I don’t plan anything.
I pity myself in my sadness or worries – instead of acting upon them.
I wonder why I sit alone at home – instead of going out and making friends.
I hate myself for not learning the skills or languages I want to learn – instead of making the effort.
All my life I have lived like a child. All my life I was too scared or worried or lazy or distracted or immature to stand up and say:
This is what I want, and I will make it happen.
This is the person I want to meet and I will meet him.
This is the job I want and I will fight my ass off to get it.
This is the book I need to know and I will sit down and I will not eat or drink until I have finished it.
This is the world I want to conquer and I will not give up until I have conquered it.
Now is the time. Now is the time that I need to stand up and fight.
Because else it is too late.
The longer I wait, the longer I keep thinking and speaking and acting like a child, the longer I will stay a child.
The longer I wait, the more unreachable will my goals become.
The longer I wait, the shorter is the time that I can be a man.
The longer I wait, the more of my life will I have wasted.
Today is the day I will become a man.
Today is the day I will think like a man, speak like a man and act like a man.
Today and every day from now:
I will be there for those that need me.
I will stand up for what is right.
I will do what needs to be done.
I will fight for what I want.
I will persevere, even when things get hard.
I will work even when I feel lazy.
I will do sport even when my body aches.
I will learn even when my mind feels numb.
I will meet people even when I’m scared.
I will speak when I need to speak.
I will work when I need to work.
I will be what I want to be.
Today I will be a man.