The most important thing is that you have a vision. that you have a goal. Because without that vision, without the goal, again, you drifting around.  you're not gonna end up anywhere.

People don't become successful just by accident. You know I mean maybe the guy did find the gold in California, and started the gold rush, but don't count. That's the one  in the lifetime kind of situation. 

So you have to really have a specific goal and to me to have the vision that I want to be Mr. universe. 

I want to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time. That was a great vision ,and that specifically  looked like reg park, be able to on that stage,   to lift the trophy overhead, and to win the championship over and over again.

我想成为有史以来最伟大的健美运动员。这是一个伟大的愿景,特别是看起来像 reg park,能够在那个舞台上,把奖杯举过头顶,并赢得一次又一次的冠军。

So that was a great goal. You have to have a goal like this. And It doesn't have to be that specific goal, but you have to have some goal. 


This is why I always recommend to people sit down, take your time. And start thinking about why do you want to work out? What is you goal? And keep it as crazy as it is. It could be you know I want to impress girls. 


If that`s your goal, so be it, but it motivates you. It could be emulating certain body bulider, or certain football player, certain box. Whatever it is, have those pictures put all over the wall like i did it when i was a kid.



I put pictures of Reg park of Ali of power lifters of weight lifters, in all of the bedrooms in a wall. So everyday when i go to sleep everyday when I wake up when I look at those pictures it motivated me.



You need that motivation and therefore you have this kinda of imprint in front of you all the time and you know exactly what you are chasing. This is why I always smiled when I was in the gym. People always come up to me and ask why you are always smiling you are working out 4-5 hours a day. You are doing the same as other guys, but other guys have a soured face and pissed off that they have to do another rep or another set.



I looked forward to , I looked forward to another thousand of situps. I looked forward to another 500 pounds of leg press or squat. I looked forward to more and more curls until my arms fall off.



Why? Because I knew that every rep that I did and every set I did and more weights I lifted. I get 1 step closer to turning that vision into reality. So I was trapped on that I was excited, I could`t wait to get to the gym.



And one of the things you know create the urgency, it can go you know one way or another. Because like I remember that when I was 245lbs. Bob Rafelson, the director of stay hungry said to me that I am interested in having you come for reading and working on acting. Because I want to have you in the movie to start with Jeff Bridges and Sally Field.

给自己制造紧迫感,我记得我当时245磅体重的时候,导演Bob找到我,告诉我说我想让你过来演电影,和Jeff Bridges还有Sally一起。


I was delighted about that I was excited and so that I started pumping more and then he said but I don`t want you to weight more than 210lbs. So I said that, wow, it`s funny that you come to me. He wanted me to be in the movie but I am weighing 245-246lbs. I just want the olympia in 1974, and I was really at my biggest.



But he demanded that and he says: look it`s very simple. At the day we start shooting. He says I am gonna to put you on the scale and if you don`t make the 210, you are out. Because I have someone else in mind.



And I worked on that , visualizing myself very clearly as a lean athlete. Because that was the only way that I could lose the weight and of course that I can get interested in running more. Because up to the point when I was running 3 miles after training or before training or whatever.



But now it was like 5. 6. 7 . 8 mils, and there I even ran mini marathons.in order to lose weight I did everything behind my reps, I was watching my diet or that eat notice kind of things. But the day , the day before I remember we went to Birmingham Alabama with Bob Rafelson, he was swimming I was working out, I was running, I was attracted, he says let`s step on the scale.



And I stepped on the scale, and I weighed 209. so it just shows you that what is possible, if you visualize exactly what you want to look like, it can go one way which is that , lose weight get trimmed, get slimmed and the abs or you go the other way。



You gain weight as the winner of Olympia or something like that . so it can go either way , but in each case, it was like certain time limits were set and I have to perform and there is no room for any kind of like .



I can`t get macked, because there is only certain amount of time. But the key thing is to have the clear vision, have the specific goal of what you want to accomplish, because then you never go to the gym but to say the day, I feel down a little bit, I didn`t know what this is all about .



I don`t know my life, I am confused , no , I tell you that I was the perfect example of someone that was not confident at all . I mean when I was a kid, I was just like the any other kids. I have hanging ups and problems and all these.



But when I joined weight lifting club, and I won the first little trophy, because I did the best clean chirk, then I went to another meet and I won another little trophy.



I started feeling like, somebody so , of course not everyone is gonna to have this kind of situation , but the bottom line is , everyone can use the same method, because I used it , in power lifts, making money, everything that I have , like in the movie business.



When you have one little victory, little victories, add up and that will give you the ultimate confidence, well, for me the most important thing is always to have a deadline , for instance, had a competition and let`s say that the competition was in the mid September and it was now the beginning of summer, so there was no more time to screw around.



So there was the time for going on a diet, going to the training to not slack off at all, there was a deadline , the day I have the competition , I have to be in the best shape possible.



I knew that if I come to the competition and I lose because I didn`t schedule my training the proper way, or I didn`t have the right frame of mind or I didn`t give my everything, literally work my butt off.



I would be just so angry, so I never wanted to be in that situation so this  is why it was very important to pick that time say this is when I have to be in top shape and work towards that.



But it`s just with the competition I mean it`s all the same in the movie business to me it was always a big advantage when I say ok, my movie starts at April 1 ,and I have now 3 months I have to get in really great shape so you pick those times, you could also be that there is no movie, and there is no Mr Olympia no Mr Universe coming up or you don`t have those thing, but you say to yourself, the summer starts in June.



I am going beach in June and by that time I am going to be in great shapes, and that create the urgency that makes you to really start to training hard and take it seriously, because if you don`t have specific paln, then you wonder around and you can have as if I told you many times , the best plan and the best shape in the world.



But if you don`t have the specific goal of where you want to go , when you want to get there, you just drift around and you never get to anywhere.



So this is why it`s so important to create that urgency and specific time when to be in shape. Well look, everyone has a problem with time, but the day is 24 hours, and we sleep 6, ok I know there are some out there and say, wow wow wow I need eight, well I say, just sleep a little faster, because the bottom line is that we have 6 hours of sleep, 24 hours available so now 18 hours available,  do your work , your family, your hobbies, and also to learn something new, or to do something new.



Which could easily be that you want to learn a new language, oh, as the new year resolution that you want to read a book every week, or you say I am gonna go to reshape my body , so you`re gonna go to take these hours out of your schedule, and say I am gonna to train a hour everyday.



So this is for most people a huge challenge ,but it`s totally doable and I can tell them. Because the kind of things that I did, when I came to this country, I mean I went to the school almost working in construction, I was working out my 5 hours a day.



I was taking action classes from 8 o`clock at night to 12 at midnight, I was doing all of those things , I wanted to make sure that the 24 hours of the day, that I don`t waste 1 single hour.



Because those hours were too precious, so I just want to tell people, don`t give me the things I had a difficult time . I don`t have time for this and other and that, you have time , you make the time.


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