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.
From BL Liddel Hart's Scipio Africanus, you get a picture of why Scipio chose New Carthage as the place to start operations against the Carthaginians in Spain.
Scipio was greatly out-manned in Spain, so he choose a symbolic and logically important place with the campaign - Cartagena, or "New Carthage."
The Carthaginians were confident it was well-defended, since there were four armies within a week's march from there, but Scipio managed to take the city in a few days, which shocked Carthage and put their people off balance - and most importantly, made Carthage's Spanish allies question their support.
From the book -
In summing up this first brilliant exploit in command, the first tribute is due to the strategic vision and judgment shown in the choice of Cartagena as his objective. Those who exalt the main armed forces of the enemy as the primary objective are apt to lose sight of the fact that the destruction of these is only a means to the end, which is the subjugation of the hostile will. In many cases this means is essential -- the only safe one, in fact; but in other cases the opportunity for a direct and secure blow at the enemy's base may offer itself, and of its possibility and value this master-stroke of Scipio's is an example, which deserves the reflection of modern students of war.
A photo I wish I'd taken, of the moment I tried to catch in the haiku Pond in Spring.