The Speech that Broke the Internet
Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm here to talk about success.

I went to college

I went and worked out five 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 I 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. So I did all that – there was not one single minute that I wasted and this is why I'm standing here today 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.

You see if you don't have a vision of where you go and if you don't have a goal where you go, you drift around and you never end up anywhere. 74% hate their job in America. 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 then followed this goal. They just aimlessly drift around and all of a sudden there's a job opening so they get their job because you have the work, but then when you grow 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. 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 they look sour in the face, why is that? And I told people all the time, I said, because to me I am shooting for a goal. In front of me is the Mr. Universe title, so every rep that I do gets me closer to accomplishing that goal, to make this goal, this vision turn into reality. Every single set that I do, every repetition, every weight that I lift will get my step closer to turn this goal in the reality. So I couldn't wait to do another 500 down squat; I couldn't wait to do another 500 down bench press; I couldn't wait to do another 2,000 reps of sit-ups; I couldn't wait for the next exercise. So let me tell you something visualizing your goal and going after it makes it fun. You got to have a purpose no matter what you do in life, you got to have the purpose.