Schwarzenegger says secret to success is hunger
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the subject of a forthcoming ESPN short film, answers a question during a panel discussion at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film will focus on Schwarzenegger's teenage years in the Austrian army. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Published Sunday, January 6, 2013 10:20AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 6, 2013 1:22PM EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger says the secret of his success is he is "always hungry".
The body building champion, actor and politician knows how people see him, but admits he is not as confident as he appears underneath.
He said: "I may come across as confident, but the reality is I've really never felt I've made it. I always have been very critical of myself. I think that the secret for my success has been that I've always been hungry. I've always felt like I was not good enough, that I have not got there yet."
The 65-year-old Austrian - who spent seven years in office as Governor of California - also said he believes he is so popular because he is a living embodiment of The American Dream, and built up everything he has from scratch.
He added to FHM magazine: "There are many types of people who come to America and have been successful, not just me. But I'm the symbol of what is possible, simply because I'm more famous. When I came here I had literally nothing - I only had the dreamand the determination to never stop until I achieved what I set out to achieve - whether it was the ultimate body building champion or a career in politics."