|Most of us would be glad to see something like this in the mirror.|
Interesting article that appeared on mainstream media a few days ago. A couple of lessons here, I suppose. One, is that never being fully satisfied leads to ongoing progress. Another lesson is that when we look in the mirror, what we see is the results of our efforts and behavior. When we can't be trusted by those closest to us, we will likely not like what we see.
Arnold Schwarzenegger may be an action hero and a bodybuilding champion, but he still struggles with self-image.
“When I look in the mirror, I throw up,” The New Celebrity Apprentice boss, 69, says in the February issue of Cigar Aficionado. “And I was already so critical of myself, even when I was in top physical shape. I’d look in the mirror after I won one Mr. Olympia after another and think, ‘How did this pile of s— win?’ ”
“I never saw perfection,” he continued. “There was always something lacking. I could always find a million things wrong with myself and that’s what got me back into the gym — because I started out with that mentality.”
Schwarzenegger says he currently works out every day.
“My day cannot start without doing something physically,” he told the magazine. “And I work out at night before bed — cardio, weight-training. I want to stay in shape as long as I can.”
Schwarzenegger says he uses his self-esteem issues as fuel for his workouts.
“I do lack confidence, but I do the reps and do them enough that the thing itself will be doable when it’s time,” he says. “When I was competing at bodybuilding, I did so many hours of reps — on the weights, practicing the poses — that when I got onstage, I was comfortable and confident. The more reps you do, the more you look smooth and convincing. The more you do it, the better you get. That’s how you gain confidence.”
|Maybe not so much this....|