From his path of downtrodden-youth-turned-bodybuilding-extraordinaire, to his unlikely rise to cinematic fame, to his impressive political ventures, Arnold is a man who gets things done. People are naturally drawn to his confident air and his ability to make his mark. He has, much to the general public’s benefit, given us nuggets of wisdom that can be used to guide our minds in the right direction.
Here are some of his most uplifting quotes:
“Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.”
“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”
“You can achieve anything.”
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”
“If you want to be a champion you can’t have any kind of outside negative coming in to affect you.”
“Every year I make a plan. I do it. It will be done.”
“We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer.”
“To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach."
“What I’m doing is the thing I want to do. I don't care what other people think. If the rest of the world disagrees and says I shouldn't waste my time, I still will be a bodybuilder. I love it. I love the feeling in my muscles, I love the competition, and I love the things it gives me. I have never really had to work in my whole life. I’ve never had an eight-to-six job. I’ve always made good money. I’ve travelled all over the world competing and giving exhibitions. I’ve made a living out of a pastime, which perhaps only five percent of the population can do. The other ninety-five percent are frustrated office workers, working for someone else. I’m totally independent. So, I ... feel ... if I would live again ... or if I would be born again, I would do exactly the same thing.”
"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know."
”Everything I have ever done in my life has always stayed. I've just added to it...But I will not change. Because when you are successful and you change, you are an idiot.”
"I will not fail, I will not disappoint you, I will not let you down."
"I know that if you leave dishes in the sink, they get sticky and hard to wash the next day."
Enjoy these great thoughts on your journey!