Never give up, never surrender
To close out Arnold's words of wisdom, we have a response Mr. Schwarzenegger gave a demoralized weight-lifting amateur on Reddit. See kids? Even the strongest amongst us have a soft side. What a gym-going gem:
"I always say don't be afraid of failure, because how far can you really fall? You found out–to the ground. It's right there. Now you know it isn't anything that should scare you.
You should be proud that you weren't afraid–not embarrassed that you failed. You could have made excuses not to walk into the door, but you didn't. You knew it would be hard, and it would be uncomfortable, and it might be awkward–and you did it anyway. That's courage. I'm proud of you."
Wil Fulton is a staff writer at Supercompressor. He's proud of you, too. Follow him to greatness at @WilFulton