Arnold Schwarzenegger gave a speech before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal on Thursday January 27.
The former California governor, movie actor and champion bodybuilder began his speech by thanking the two Montrealers Ben Weider (1923-2008) and his brother Joe who invited him to move to United States in 1968.
Schwarzenegger then proposed to the guests his recipe in eight points to explain his success.
1. Think Big;
2. Have Self-confidence;
3. Work hard;
4. Never accept NO as an answer;
5. Be generous;
6. Have passion;
7. Have a vision of his goals;
8. Never be afraid to fail.
Arnold does not believe in luck and he does not consider itself a leader of men.
In this sense, his best adviser is him! He is in life as in his film characters, a kind of lone warrior.
He says he is very happy with his life and he would not be anybody else except perhaps the Pope... he adds, laughing
Ben Weider said about Arnold that his biggest secret is his determination to go toward his personal goals. and that he is able to focus on its objectives as very few people are, and can be.
Finally, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a unique phenomenon in itself who created the character of his life and he wants to continue on this path.
Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to return to the movie business and write an autobiography.
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold at the conference;
Photo 2, 3: Arnold Schwarzenegger in Montreal;
Photo 4: Joe Weider, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ben Weider ( Archives)