Arnold Schwarzenegger About Visualization: “The Mind is More Important Than The Body”
Arnold Schwarzenegger About Visualization
Arnold talks about how to become a champion. He says that what he learned in sports about being a winner he applied to the acting and his political carreer. The principles to achieve success he learned in sports are very helpfull to do anything else in life. Flip the script to watch the video!
What puts you over the top?
It is The mind that really creates the body, it is the mind that makes you really work the 4 or 5 hours a day. It is the mind that visualizes of what the body are to look like as the finished product.
Arnold Schwarzenegger about Visualization
If you think this way, you are gonnabe a loser. You never gonna make it. Because there is no maybe, you gotta get up and say I want to be a champion! – Arnold Schwarzenegger
When I used to do seminars about how to become a champion. I would always ask people why do you wannabe a champion? What do you want to accomplish? why are you training?
And if a guy would get up and he would say: ‘well i want to train because i think that if get muscular, than maybe I can enter a body building competition’.
I said: ‘sit down, if you think this way, you are gonnabe a loser you never gonna make it because there is no maybe you gotta get up and say I want to be a champion and I do what ever it takes the amount of hours it takes, the posing, the visualisation, looking at training footage, looking at motivational books, reading.. whatever it takes. Thats the answer I want to hear from you.’
You can detect right away those that are going to be shaky, and that will fall behind and those that are very hungry, and that hunger you will have to develop. You gotta create a goal for yourself whatever that may be, a short term goal and a long term goal and you gotta go after that. And if you don’t see it, and if you don’t believe it, who else will?
The body is very important, but the mind is more important than the body. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
The body is very important, but the mind is more important than the body. Because that creates the will, the will that you need to go to the gym everyday. The will that makes you go beyond if you can’t do another rep. It’s the will that makes you go one more time. All of this are the mental aspect that motivates you that makes the difference between you in the gym full of joy and looking forward to do this extra rep. That oils the mind, not the body. The body is very important but the mind is more important than the body.
Arnold Schwarzenegger about visualization
So you gotta go to the gym and feel like every rep that you do is getting you one step closer to that goal, to make that vision that you have turn into reality. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
So you gotta go to the gym and feel like every rep that you do is getting you one step closer to that goal to make that vision that you have turn into reality. and thats why when you look at pumping iron you can see that we always had great joy and people always say why would you laugh and have a good time you workout 5 hours. well we did because I knew that every work out every 5 hours would get me closer to the mister olympia or the mister universe or the mister world. And I think that if you think that along the way you are not going to fail than you are blind. Because there is no one that I have ever met, no matter how successful they are, that haven’t said that they had their failures along the way. You have too. The only way that you really know that you can lift 500 pounds is if you are willing to fail. So if you are afraid of failure, than you will never grow. The people that grow the most is the people that really don’t care if they fail or make it.
I think what you learn in sports is very helpfull to do anything else you do in life. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
I think what you learn in sports is very helpfull to do anything else you do in life. So now you apply that principle into acting. And you will say, now wait a minute. I put 5 hours in everyday in working out. I did my posing every day I did my stretching, and this and that and all of those kind of things. So now let’s me apply the same thing into my acting carreer. Let’s go do acting class everyday, let’s go and work on the accent. The same amount of time and the same will and let’s visualize what am I shooting for. Oke i want to be another clint eastwood. So that’s what im going after. And that same pricinciple works. Even though there are so many people arround that would say you will never make it. Because you have an accent, Because your body is to big, and your name is Schwarz..schnitzel or whatever you know who can pronounce that? but you know it doesn’t matter if anybody else knows, if anybody else believes in it, but that all that matters is that you know. And that you know that that principle, visualizing yourself as a star will work and all you have to do know is go towards that vision.
Arnold Schwarzenegger about Visualization
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