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How To Be Good At Anything


Imagine if you could be good at anything you wanted. Snap your fingers and be able to speak fluent French, play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on the piano, run a marathon, recite Shakespeare, or get six-pack abs. Well most of us never quite seem to be able to pull these off. We blame it on being too old, a bad memory, not enough time, or being too tired.

In today’s ‘Book Of The Day’ I read Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography “Total Recall.” You can see the video book summary I recorded about it above…And wow – all I can say is love him or hate him you have to say that he knows how to turn dreams into reality (and I don’t mean that in the trite, cliche way you usually hear).

Arnold is a man who literally fulfilled his whole checklist of dreams:

Immigrate to America
Move to California
Become Mr. Olympia Bodybuilder
Make A Million Dollars
Become the #1 Actor in the world
Get Elected for Governor of California

His secret? A little seed planted deep in his mind at 5 years old. His dad would make him do 1 or 2 sets of 5 push-ups to earn the right to eat breakfast or the right to play with his toys. His parents used this strategy to instill the concept that if Arnold wanted some reward he had to earn it through repetitions.

Let’s call it “Reps & Sets”: To get what you want, you practice one thing over and over until you get good at. Simple.

Arnold used this concept of “Reps & Sets” for the rest of his life. To get more muscles than anyone he decided to just do more repetitions – more practice than anyone else. At one point he was working out 6 hours a day. He would do 500 sit-ups or 1000 calf raises a day. Ridiculous but effective. By age 25 he was the #1 bodybuilder of all time.

Learn more about how to achieve the Good Life through the “Reps and Sets” method by reading the full article.

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