I’m here to talk about success. Right? The first rule of success is to have a vision. You see if you don’t have a vision of where you go and if you don’t have a goal of where you go, you drift around and you never end up anywhere. It’s like you can have the best ship in the world, you can have the best airplane in the world, if the pilot or the captain doesn’t know where to go, it would just drift around then would not end up anywhere almost like in the wrong place. So I was very fortunate. that I stumble on the my vision. I mean as you know, I was born in 1947 in Austria after the Second World War. And I didn’t really like Austria when I grew up. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I couldn’t see myself becoming a farmer or working in a factory or anything like that. Even though, my parents wanted me to stay there and had a normal life. My father wanted me to become a police officer like he was. My mother wanted me just to stay there and marry a girl in the name of Heidi hopefully. And have a bunch of kids and run around like the fun family in the sound of music. But that was their vision not mine. My vision was totally different. I felt that I was born for something special, for something unique, for something big. Do you know how great it felt that I knew where I was going? Imagine the majority of people don’t know where they’re going. When you have a goal, when you have a vision, everything becomes easy. Because remember that, in America for instance, when you study, you will see the percentage of people didn’t like their jobs 74% hate their job in America. Now this is not much different when you come to Europe. The majority of people don’t like what they’re doing. Because they’re really not doing it. Because they didn’t have a goal and they’d followed this goal. They’re just aimlessly drift around and then over sudden, if there’s a job opening so they get their job. Because you have to work. But then when you work it’s a chore. It’s work. It’s not fun. So if you think about only a quarter of the people really enjoy what they’re doing in life, that is unbelievable if you think about it. So I felt so blessed that I knew what I was doing. It’s like a medical students that studies and knows he wants to become a doctor. You know where to go. So I knew where to go. So people always ask me when they saw me in the gym in the Pumping Iron days. They say “Why is it that you’re working out so hard?” Five hours a day, six hours a day and you have always a smile on your face. The others are working out just as hard as you do and then look sour in the face. Why is that? And I told people all the time that because to me, I am shooting for gold, in front of Mr. Universe title. So every rep that I do gets me closer to accomplishing that goal to make this call, this vision turn into reality. Every single set that I do, Every repetition, every weight that I lift will get my step closer to turned his goal into reality. So I couldn’t wait to do another 500 pound squat. I couldn’t wait to another 500 pound benchpress. I couldn’t wait to do another 2,000 reps of sit-up. I couldn’t wait for the next exercise, for the next half hour posing and all the kind of things that you have to do. You’ll be a champion. And with the age of 20, with the age of 20, I went to London and I won the Mr. Universe contest, as the youngest Mr. Universe ever. And it was because I had a goal. So let me tell you something visualizing your goal and going after it. Make it fun. You got to have a purpose no matter what you do in life. You got to have a purpose. So that’s rule number 1: Have a vision. Rule number 2 is Don’t listen to the naysayers. Don’t listen to the naysayers. Everything I ever did, the thing that I heard out of people’s mouths was “That’s impossible” “That can’t be done” or “No” So whenever someone said to me “It can’t be done”, I heard “It can be done” When they said No, I heard Yes. And when they said “It’s impossible”, I heard “It is possible”. I’m a strong believer what Nelson Mandela said that everything is always impossible until someone does it. Well, I’m gonna be the one that said to myself “I’m gonna do it and I’m gonna show it to them” Maybe it has never been done before, that’s perfectly fine with me. But I am gonna do it. And I did not listen to the naysayers. Next thing, the third point that I’m gonna make to you is, before we sit down with you and talk about the rest of the three, is Work your ass off There is no magic pill. There is no magic out there. You cannot get around, you have to work and work and work. And it drives me crazy when people say they don’t have enough time to go to the gym for 45 minutes a day and work out or to do something for 45 minutes to an hour to improve. If it is physically improve of it is mentally to improve. Imagine you read one hour a day, about history. How much you will learn after 365 hours? In one year? Think about if you study about the history of musicians, of composers, how much you would know? Imagine if you who work on the business and some business that you want to develop every day for an hour. Imagine how further along you will go and get. So it drives me nuts because we have. But people said we don’t have the time. We have 24 hours a day. We sleep 6 hours a day. So that gives you still 18 hours. And there’s someone shaking the head out here in front to say “Probably I don’t sleep six hours. I sleep eight hours”. Right? BUT JUST SLEEP FASTER. So we have 18 hours a day, the average person works around 8 to 10 hours. So, let’s assume it’s 10 hours, so you have 8 hours left. Then you travel around an hour a day. Maybe 2 hours a day. So now you’ve still 6 hours left. So what do you do with this 6 hours? What do we do with 6 hours? Then we eat a little bit. And we schmooze a little bit. Talk a little bit with people in ordered stuff. But you can see how much time is available if you organize your day. So you got to work hard. I mean, let me tell you something. When I went to America, I went to college, I went and worked out 5 hours a day and I was working on construction. Because in those days in bodybuilding, there was no money. We didn’t, I didn’t have the money for food supplements or anything. So I had to go to work. So we worked in construction. I went to college. I worked out in the gym and at night from 8 o’clock at night to 12 midnight, I went to acting class. Four times a week. Say I did all that. There was not one single minute that I wasted. I became very friendly with Muhammad Ali in the 70s. Muhammad Ali worked his butt off. And I saw it firsthand. Now I remember that there was a sport writer that was there in the gym when he was working out and he was doing sit-ups. And he asked him “How many sit-ups do you do?” And he said “I don’t start counting until it hurts.” Now think about it. He doesn’t start counting his sit-ups until he feels pain. That’s when he starts counting. That is working hard. And so you can’t get around the hardwork. It doesn’t matter who it is. I believe what Ted Turner said “Work like hell and advertise” You get it? Work like hell, go to bed and early early to rise, work like hell and advertise. So you work your ass off and then you let the world know about your work. That’s what it is all about. Let people know if you have a company, if you have a movie, if you do a sports. Work your ass off, but then advertise and let everyone know. I hate plan B. And I tell you why. Because we have so many doubters as I’ve said earlier they eat the no sales. We have so many of those people did say no and you can’t do it, it’s impossible. That is okay because we just turn off as I said earlier and listen and hear that No being a Yes, You can’t do it to Do it. You can do it and all that. So that is possible to do that amongst all the negative people around you. But when you start doubting yourself, that’s very dangerous. Because now what you’re basically saying is that “If my plan doesn’t work, I have a fallback plan, I have a plan B.” If that means that you start thinking about plan B and every thought that you put into plan B, you’re taking away now that thought and that energy from plan A. And it’s very important to understand that we function better if there is no safety net. Because plan B becomes a safety net. It says that if I fail then I fall and I get picked up and I have something else there, they will protect me. And that’s not good. Because people perform better when there is no safety net. People perform better in sports and everything else if they don’t have a plan B. To me, it is very dangerous to have a plan B because you’re cutting yourself off from the chance of really succeeding. And the reason, one of the main reasons why people want to have a plan B is because they are worried about failing. What if I fail then I don’t have anything else? Well, let me tell you something. Don’t be afraid of failing. Because there’s nothing wrong with failing. You have to fail in order to climb that ladder. There’s no one that doesn’t fail. We all fail. It’s okay. What is not okay is that when you fail, you stay down. Whoever stays down is a loser. And winners will fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up. You always get up. That is a winner. that is a winner. Hey, we all lose. We all have lost us. This is okay. And this is why I say: Don’t be worried about losing because when you’re afraid of losing then you get frozen. You get stiff you’re not relaxed. You got to be in order to perform well in anything if it’s in boxing or if it is on your job or with your thinking. It’s only happening when you relax. So relax, it’s okay to fail. Let’s just go all out and give it everything that you got. That’s what it is all about. So don’t be afraid to fail. This is one of my 6 rules to success. You can only feel complete as a person if you think about what can you do for your… fellow, member around you that maybe needs help. I felt like that everyone has a different motivation. Why you get into that? I was an immigrant going to America. And I saw how America was the most generous country in the world. I mean they opened up their arms to me, they helped me, they invited me for Thanksgiving dinner, the people they brought me a… The bodybuilders in the gym brought me plates to my apartment because I had no plates, I had no silverware, I had no bedware, I had no pillows, I had no blanket, I had no TV, I had no radio, I had nothing. They brought it to my apartment. They helped me. That’s all that firsthand this generosity in America. And I said to myself, as an immigrant that is being embraced with open arms that I need to go and make sure that I give something back.

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100 thoughts on “Arnold Schwarzenegger 2019 – The speech that broke the internet – Motivational & Inspiring”

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  2. I love the part where he says it's ok to fail

    Anyone who knows the comedian Christopher Titus, he once said himself:

  3. I wish I had watched this 5 or 6 years ago. Back then I knew what I wanted but I thought it was a good idea to have a plan b,c,d, and e. Then I started mixing my plans together and failed. Now I see why. Damn.

  4. I really admire that he’s not reading off of a piece of paper. It speaks volumes in the way that the words must be coming from the heart and loads of experience. I just got out of the military and I’m having a really hard time with my family and friends, I’m having trouble communicating why I’m so angry. This helped me a lot, I’d like to get back home and try again with him as motivation.

  5. What a man Arnold is. In my childhood, it was my dream to be the youngest Mr. Olympia. But, now i am 17 and just kind of lost that dream. But this person still gives me motivation to do whats my ambition now. And I know that i failed in fulfilling my dream to become youngest Mr. Olympia but now I will use that mistake to do what i have in my mind. Just wait and see! <3. Love you Mr. Arnlod.

  6. So Arnold is now a spokesman for capitalism huh? Didn't humanity invent great things, machines, robots, computers, algorithms etc so that we could have more time, freedom and could rest more because a lot of production runs itself??

    I honestly don't understand why everybody rates the stuff this guy says so highly. He lives in the US all his life and can't even speak proper English.

  7. Great motivation speech. Only one problem with it. If everybody followed it in Arnolds time, would we have 10000 mr universes?
    What we need is help for the 9999 who didnt make it.

  8. This is "mind-blowing" and odd and daring on the internet… But common-sense one has to internalize as a university student, for example. People are such arrogant, self-indulgent weasels online, and yet it is worth nothing… Including the darkness and negativity, notably, and the completely unfounded arrogance about arbitrary little conceits.

  9. I think Karl Wallenda and a whole lot of other people could've benefited from a plan B. Yes, all-in effort is a trait of most highly successful people, but no one ever speaks about the many many people who have gave it their all and fell well short of their goals. Which is not a tragedy, but reality is not 'full effort equals accomplishment of goals'.

  10. As a young kid I idolized Arnold. I watched all of his movies and wanted to be him. I was around the age of 5 when we are at dinner one night. My older brother was a picky eater and my Mom was trying to convince him to eat his vegetables. Knowing I would do anything if she told me Arnold did it, she tried it with my brother. She told him that Arnold always eats his veggies and doesn't eat chocolate, which was one of my brother's favorite foods he would eat. I forgot about this as I got older, but to this day I still do not like chocolate. One day my Mom reminded me of this story and everything just came back to me in a rush! Holy crap, that's why I don't like chocolate! People constantly tease me about that, even to this day. I tell this story because I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for years now. I'm feeling lost, without a destination as he described in this speech. Tears are running down my face as I am writing this because I again am feeling that this man will be changing something in my brain, but this time I am going to remember it and do something with it. Something told me to click on this video and man I am so glad I did!

  11. Thank you, Mr Schwarzenegger, thank you – I will always get up when I fall down and I expect to fall down again and again and again….

  12. "America was the most welcoming country in the world". Did you hear that Widdle Donnie ? That's what you're missing. That's why your plan is wrong.

  13. Wow beautiful thanks yes I believe I could succeed I just have so many negative people that never wanted me too succeed and I' learn to continue because like u said I can not I can't thank u so much, I will never give up even if everything is against me love your speech wish I had more people like u 😘🤗🤗

  14. Who’s gonna dislike this forreal? Their losers their the ones that never had a goal or accomplished them👍🏻

  15. yeah, become a doctor, and hurt people, and become "full of yourself". are people not aware of the evil that has entered America, and has grown for decades, even centuries?

    yeah, quote nelson mandela, like he is a good guy. mandela was a terrorist murderer, and learn yourself, and do the research. this world is upside down, because of who the prince of this world is, and most that are really wealthy have to sell out to this prince, or they will lose everything they have.

  16. I Love and respect you sir.. Thanks for inspiring me sir.. Iam also 18 year old guy I got some friends with me and they said to me that getting 100 marks in maths is impossible.. May be.. But after I watched this video I got the hope that it is possible…. Thanks sir…..

  17. 1. Have a vision.
    2. Something that seems impossible just means no one has done it yet. If someone says "You can't do it", change it in your mind to "you CAN do it."
    3. Organize your time – you can always find an hour in your day, and that adds up.
    4. Work hard. "Work like hell and advertise". Work your butt off, then advertise and let everyone know.
    5. Focus on the vision. Don't have a fall back plan (because "plan b" opens your thoughts to self-doubt).
    6. Failure is OK. Everyone fails. Quit and you are a loser. Get up again and again and you are a winner.
    7. Help others. Do something good to give back.

  18. I love Arnold but i still think this is such a bullshit. So jeezy. Also the music makes it so fucking jeezy. Good points but horrible video.

  19. Day no to the naysayers!!!
    Life becomes a Lil easier with the kindness and generosity of someone’s help!
    Ying yang darkness light!

  20. An old, socialist RINO who's working hand in hand with those trying to DESTROY THIS COUNTRY has N-O-T-H-I-N-G I'm even remotely interested in hearing-this Austrian P.O.S. has already proven his total lack of character by his actions. FOCK EWE, AUNULD!

  21. my goal is to stop inane music being played in videos. Someone is randomly pressing keys on an electric piano in the next room

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  23. Let me tell you something arnold. These rules you are talking about are for the people who don't have anything in life. No money, no house, no job, nothing. They have to work their ass off till they reach a point. Tell me one thing. So your own sons follow the same rules or are they too working their asses off?? I think No cause they are born rich or already to a rich father and mother and they don't have to do that and neither they are doing that. Children born to rich families, or upper middle class families. They don't have to follow anything , there every work is done in phone calls. These rules are for the brokes. When you came to America you had nothing and that's why you had to work your ass off 24 hours a day.
    God has plans for each and every human on the planet. Not every human can become a doctor, not every person can become an actor, or scientist or farmer, or politician etc. Every person have a different life according to his or her skills or mental capabilities. God had plans for you before you were born it's not something you did only, it's your destiny. So every person is different. Every person is playing a role in society development either he is a plumber, mechanic, pizza deliverry boy, policeman, waitor, cook , actor, singer or anyrhing else. There are no more arnolds after you.
    I'm not a nasayer or a negative person but this is the reality of life. And this world

  24. I'm heeya to tawka'bout success, right? says Schwarzenegger.
    Somebody: How are we supposed to know what are you here to talk about dude.

  25. "Take steroids and suck the dicks of men who have the connections to make you rich and famous. Thank you, good night" FACT👆 stop watching this bullshit and do real research!

  26. I am ashamed of the amount of time I have wasted in my life. But only I can make that difference going forward!

  27. The speech is truly heart warming. I also fail too many times in life but I also thank god that I fail as it make me more stronger and teach me how to stand again. I pray to God, that every people who fail in life get a chance to stand up. Thanks for this so beautiful video.

  28. They don't have time to do something for 45 minutes to improve because they already gave up on enjoying life and prefer to just finish their boring beyond belief and unfulfilling 8 hour job and then sit on their asses in front of the TV watching useless telenovelas and fake news while drinking beer after beer after beer and act as if they are the ones who are normal and not you, a person who actually works hard to become someone in this world rather than yet another faceless robot.


  30. * You must have a purpose in life
    Don’t listen to negativity from people
    Work your butt off, put in the time
    There’s nothing wrong with failure if you don’t quit, never give up

    That is so true, there are so many kind hearted individuals in America that are very genuinely generous and friendly. It’s kind of funny growing up here in majority white neighborhood, they would talk about red necks, I just didn’t know what they meant , so I would look at their necks to if they were red. I know, a stupid kid! But those people were just people!

  31. I got me plan A but i am sic and nobody don t help me – i wan photo camera – but i don't have money. Ilove piciures I wona left very buiuty fotos- art fotos. But nobody help me . And i don t want money i dream about good aparat – Iam poor in my country – very poor, and what? I got 10 years to liv. Plese help me!. forgiwmy my english please.

  32. The first step before anyone else in the world believes it, is you have to believe it. There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A!!! That’s how a great song called “Animal Grounds”starts off with that Will Smith quote before the music starts and it’s such a motivating song to listen to it gives me the confidence to do amazing things!!!!

  33. I've never had a vision. Just wanted to make enough to live comfortably and then live outside of work. I've made it and now I make my money and then the wife and I play videogames thru the years and we love it.

  34. America is filled with corrupted people with laws redone to work for the corrupted…..there is no honor amoung thieves!!!! I liked you until it became clear you are a cheating lying whore dogs too

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