There is hardly any person who has not idolized Arnold Schwarzenegger after his success in Bodybuilding and who can forget the Terminator series from this monstrous hulk. But this is a Picture of a Successful No1 Hollywood Star.
But Let’s go back in 1976 when Arnold was not famous yet when very few people recognized him and his very first movie “Stay Hungry” was a disappointment on Box Office.
One day a sports columnist from Tucson Citizen was assigned to spend a whole day with Arnold and write a feature story for their Newspaper’s Sunday Magazine.
The meeting was fixed and that columnist had no idea who was Arnold and what he will become in the future. So with an uninspired attitude, he met with Arnold and decided to go for a lunch in a restaurant where not a single person recognized Arnold.
As they were having lunch and columnist asked Arnold in a very casual manner.
Columnist: “So now you have retired from Bodybuilding, What are your plans?”
Arnold: “I’m going to be the number-one box-office star in
all of Hollywood.”
With his answer columnist tried to control his shock and amusement and tried to act like his goals are realistic because at that time Arnold was not this slim and Aesthetic he was buffed up mass monster with Austrian Accent which was hard to accept by movie audience.
So the columnist again asked him
Columnist: “How you have planned to become Hollywood’s top star?”
Arnold: “It’s the same process I used in bodybuilding,” he explained. “What you do is create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true.”
I was surprised by the way he simplified his success journey.
And there was a time when Box office has declared him the most popular box office draw after his Movie “Terminator”.
Over the years I have tried to incorporate Arnold’s way of success in my success journey because I believe the most important part of living a self-motivated life is having something to wake up for in the morning that keeps you to stay hungry.
The best part of creating a vision I that you can create it right now and you can always change it whenever you want to.