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The Greatest Advice You Will Ever Receive | Arnold Schwarzenegger Motivation

I'm here to talk about success the first rule of success is to have a vision you see if you don't have a vision of where you go and if you don't have a goal where you go you drift around and you never end up anywhere so I was very fortunate that I Stumble under my vision I mean as you know I was born in 1947 in Austria after the second World War and I didn't really like Austria when I grew up I couldn't wait to get out of there I couldn't see myself becoming a farmer or a worker in a factory or anything like that even though my parents wanted me to stay there and have a normal life but that was their Vision not mine my vision was totally different I felt that I was born for something special for something unique for something big then one day I went to school I remember I was 11 years old and they showed a documentary about America and there they showed in this documentary the huge skyscrapers the high rises the huge Bridges the six Lane freeways and all of this toughness said myself that's where I want to be how I don't want to be around here with these little farm houses and these little buildings I want to be in America one day after school I walked by a store in grads so I went inside and I looked around and looked at this stuff and then I saw a magazine as a bodybuilding magazine that had reg park on the cover reg Park was then a three-time Mr Universe and I saw him on the big screen as Hercules I read that and I said to myself wow this is the blueprint for my life this is exactly what I want to do I want to become a bodybuilding Champion just like Ridge Park I want to get into movies just like reg Park and I want to make millions of dollars and be rich and famous just like reg Park do you know how great it felt that I knew where I was going imagine a majority of people don't know where they're going I knew where I was going that I'm going to become this bodybuilding Champion just like him so it was just a question of how do you do it I was so relieved because when you have a goal when you have a vision everything becomes easy so people always ask me when there's so many in the gym in the Pumping Iron days they say why is it that you're working out so hard five hours a day six hours a day and you have always a smile on your face and they told people all the time I said because to me I'm shooting for gold in front of Mr Mr Universe title so every rep that I do gets me closer to accomplishing that goal to make this core this Vision turn into reality every single set that I do every repetition every weight of the lift will get me a step closer to turn this goal into reality so I couldn't wait to do another 500 pound squat I couldn't wait to do another 500 pound bench press I couldn't wait to do another 2 000 reps of sit-ups I couldn't wait for the next exercise with the age of 20 I went to London and I won the Mr Universe contest as the youngest Mr Universe ever and it was because I had a goal so let me tell you something visualizing your goal and going after it makes it fun you've got to have a purpose no matter what you do in life you got to have a purpose 74 hate their job in America now there's not much different when you come to Europe the majority of people don't like what they're doing because they're really not doing it because they didn't have a goal and they followed the score they're just aimlessly drift around and then all of a sudden if there's a job opening so they get their job because you have to work but then when you work it's a chore it's work it's not fun so if you think about only a quarter of the people really enjoy what they're doing in life that is unbelievable if you think about it so I felt so blessed that I knew what I was doing it's like a medical student that studies and knows he wants to become a doctor you know where to go and the same thing is also in politics I remember that in politics I had a very Clear Vision that I will be the leader of California just as far as I could go because I was not born in America so I could not run for president so being this governor of the fifth largest state of I should say the largest state the fifth largest economy in the world was for me really the ultimate title the ultimate accomplishment in politics so even though people came up to me and says why don't you go and run for something smaller you're never gonna make it I ran for governor and then two months later I became governor of the state of California again because I had a very clear Vision what I'm gonna do with California so that's rule number one have a vision rule number two is don't listen to the naysayers don't listen to the naysayers everything I ever did the thing that they heard out of people's mouth was that's impossible that can't be done or no that is exactly what I heard and of course I proved to the people that they can't be done so whenever someone said to me it can't be done I heard it can be done when they say no I heard yes and when they said it's impossible I heard it is possible I'm a strong believer what Nelson Mandela said that everything is always impossible until someone does it for I'm gonna be the one that said to myself I'm gonna do it and I'm going to show it to them maybe it has never been done before that's perfectly fine with me but I'm gonna do it and I did not listen to the naysayers it's all about the hard work that you put in I said to myself in bodybuilding I worked out five six hours a day I'm gonna do the same thing now for acting and of course I went to college to study English I studied the said voiced accent removal acting classes and all of this stuff all day long I worked and I worked in the world and within a short period of time I made one movie called Hercules in New York which of course went right into the toilet but it didn't discourage me I still had the same vision and then all of a sudden I did Streets of San Francisco I did stay hungry and pumping iron and the villain and then all of a sudden I was asked by Dino De Laurentiis in the Universal Studio biggest Studio the star in Conan the Barbarian and after I did Conan the Barbarian the director at the press conference said to the Press the director was John millius he said to the Press if he wouldn't have had honored we would have had to build one so think about that [Applause] the very body that they said can never be sold because the time is wrong a few years later I'm doing Conan the Barbarian and it was the number one hit at the box office when they came out in the summer of 82 think about that and the director says if he wouldn't have had his body we would have had to build one so all of a sudden my body became an asset not a liability and the same thing was we Terminator after we were finished filming Terminator Jim Cameron said to the Press if Arnold wouldn't have had that accent and talk like a machine I think the movie wouldn't have worked so think about that the body and the accent that they attacked was an asset [Music] but I didn

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