I think that many people under estimate Arnie. I know I sure did. This book provides real insight into Arnie as a person and as an especially driven individual. There is a lesson in how he focuses on hos goals and goes about achieving them.
I really enjoyed his body building and movie career but found a lot of the political story and bit dreary I will admit. Still impressive in what he has been able to achieve but not really an area I care much about I will admit.
Importantly, I feel the book brings out the reality of being Arnold and I applaud his willingness to be open about his many mistakes and failures. The impressive part again is how he not only owns up to these but sets out to use them as ways to improve. He never sees them as learning experiences, which I feel many could themselves learn from.
Overall, I found the book very enjoyable and easy to read. I learnt much about the true Arnold from the story and gained better insight on how he has achieved his successes through hard work or constant 'reps' as he says. Arnold doesn't shy away from investing the work to achieve his goal and likewise he owns his mistakes, both of which is very improvisational and surprisingly down to earth.
If you are fan and looking to understand more about the true man behind the image then this is a recommended read. If you are looking to be inspired about focusing on goals, achieving by learning and a willingness to overcome, then you'll also enjoy this book.
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