Give your best today and never let your true goal out of sight – Schwarzenegger’s guide to success.
Gill: “Mr. Schwarzenegger, in your own experience, what strategy has proven to be the key to achieving true success?”
Arnold: “You need to develop a master plan. The most important thing is to know what you want out of life. In my case, i had aspiration to become an actor, a businessman and a politician from an early age. I didn’t know exactly how i would do it, and with my background in sight almost nobody around me believed i could make it happen. So I thought something like, “What am I capable of doing really good at this moment, that could bring me closer to the fulfillment of my vision?” And the first thing that came to my mind was bodybuilding. I enjoyed it, I was good at it, it gave me self-confidence and I figured if I work hard enough, it could be the bridge to the opportunity I needed. And my golden ticket to the USA.
I was right. Once I had made it big as a bodybuilder, it wasn’t hard to start building a movie career with hero roles that required a lot of muscle. And by doing that for many years, I eventually got to the point of enough recognition, influence and power to get elected as governor and was able to make a difference on a greater level. So, my message to anyone who’s struggling to translate their dreams to reality is simple – it’s alright if you don’t have every step of the way planned. It’s okay if you don’t know how you’ll make it all work. Just keep your grand goal on your mind at all times and look for that one thing you could do now to make your next step possible.”