1. Trust yourself
2. Break the rules
3. Don't be afraid to fail
4. Ignore the naysayers
5. Work your butt off
6. Give back to the world
Simple stuff, but powerful in the context of 40+ years of successful experience in multiple life-tracks (bodybuilding, business, acting, politics).
7. He doesn't keep a calendar any more than he has to. If you want to see him, it's "now" or "not now" (or never.) He's free to work long stretches any time he wants to.
Yeah, that's a great one. I read somewhere that that was a major contributing factor to him winning the gubernatorial race in California. He didn't have so many low-level things (ie meetings) snagging him everyday, and was free to spend all his energy on winning.
I should re-read his biography and make a post on life lessons from Arnold or something....
Bug: I have to click "Community" in the top bar twice to see my own posts.
Bug: the youtube link is being lowercased, which means it doesn't link to the the right video (it shows a "video is not available" error, in fact).
The code that uploads the new post seems to have a bug, hence the dupe from me. It just sat there saying "uploading your masterpiece" and the new post didn't show up immediately which led me to re-try.
Yagyu Munenori, 1571 - 1646, in The Way of the Living Sword
That part inside each of us that makes plans, determines actions, and commits us to a path is called the mind. That part inside each of us that carries out plans, fulfills actions, and walks the path is called the spirit. The mind is the ultimate master of the body, and the spirit is its servant, to carry out the directions of the mind. The mind uses the spirit to accomplish all that it does. If the spirit acts too much on its own, you will fail. Insure you commit all things to your mind and strive to bring your spirit under subjection of your mind and the two will work as a seamless duo.
Interesting. Logical thinking and willpower do seem to use different parts of your brain, and yet the former can influence and control the latter with practice. Book is highly recommended, thanks to J.D. Rosemont for the recommendation.
A photo I wish I'd taken, of the moment I tried to catch in the haiku Pond in Spring.