Dream big crazy dreams..!
What a man, what a dream! As a young man growing up in Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger made up his mind he was going to do some incredible things in his life. He first set a goal to become the greatest body builder of all time. Many thought Arnold was crazy and figured he would eventually give up, because it would take up a great deal of his time and it needed great commitment.
They also figured he would get himself a ‘real job’ because in their minds what Arnold was planning was a fantasy. Arnold just ploughed on. He then added another aspect to his dream, he not only wanted to have the world’s best body, but also decided to become a movie star and an international one at that. Which meant mastering English. If you watch an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie you’ll realize he’s managed to do just that: His accent makes him all the more formidable to his opponents and endearing to his lady fans. Many of his friends told him, ‘it was a ‘crazy dream’ I believe he wrote his dreams down on a card and carried it around in his wallet and made a contract with himself that he would achieve his goal. I wonder how often in days of difficulty he had to peep into that same wallet, read those lines and fortify himself.
I wonder how many times he came near to giving up and going back to the lovely mountains of Austria and being just another ordinary boy. But those lines drove him on, egged him to his goal. He says it was this contract with himself that drove him to go to America and start the climb to become Mr Olympia.