Thursday, March 12, 2009

Arnold Schwarzenegger- Mr. Infinite capabilties

There cannot be a better example have dreaming high than Arnold Schwarzenegger. When most body builders dream olympics at the maximum not enough is all Arnold's story says.
When you think big the possibilities are endless and no limits to your capability.His is such a story-
Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria (German: Thal bei Graz), a small village bordering the Styrian capital Graz, and was christened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger began weight-training at 15 and is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, becoming the youngest Mr. Universe at age 20 and going on to win Mr. Olympia a total of seven times. He came to America shortly after, winning an unprecedented 12 more world bodybuilding titles. Challenging both his body and mind, he earned a college degree from the University of Wisconsin and became a U.S. citizen in 1983. Three years later he married broadcast journalist Maria Shriver.Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, and has written several books and numerous articles on the sport. Although he had accomplished more than any other person in the art of body-building, it was no longer a challenge.He spread the knowledge of physical fitness by writting an autobiography, Arnold:The Education of a Body-builder, which became a bestseller. He followed it with a book on body building for women- showing how women can use weight training to get in shape. He built a business out of it - to produce body building events. He was successful as a businessman too.
Now he wanted more challenge- he wanted to be a movie star. That too he wanted only to be the lead man.Initially when he started acting many of his collegues passed hurting remarks about his acting skills. Others would have given up easily- Not Arnold. He persisted until he was cast as "Conan the Barbarian". That was followed by a series of action movies until he became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Success leads to success as long as you believe in your capabilities- So does Arnold. After success in Movies he built many businesses like Real estate and a restaurant chain to name a few. After himself being successful he wanted to give back to the community, he travelled around the country to promote health and fitness among youth. He inspired them to give up drugs and gang culture and get themselves educated. He did not stop there,
Entered politics and won overwhelmingly in 2003 as the governor of california. And his list of achievements as governor strech long in all the california's goverment websites and media. Inspite of all this great life he stands out as a doting husband and a dear father to four kids. His life can be summed as Napolean Hill says "There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge". We need to expand our context, dream big dreams and keep on challenging our capabilities.Woow iam a fan, not of the movie star- but of this great man Arnold - A body-builder, business man, movie-star, social activist, politician, a great dad and husband.
Waiting to see what other great things will his life unfold. He clearly is an inspiring example.

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