I want to talk to you a little bit about dreams, because it seems to me that I'm somewhat of an expert in dreams, because I had a lot of my dreams become a reality.
So let me just briefly tell you my story, and tell you a little bit about how I started with my career. I think that this story kind of relates a little bit also to you, and also to China.
I started way back as a weightlifter. I always liked the idea of lifting weights and being a bodybuilder. From the first moment when I gripped a barbell and held it around the bar and lifted the steel up over my head, I felt this exhilaration, and I knew then that this is something that I'm going to do; that I was in love with that, and this is going to be something that I'm going to do. I'm going to pursue the sport of weightlifting and bodybuilding.
Now, I remember the first real workout that I had. Eight miles away from my home village in Austria there was a gymnasium, and I rode to that gymnasium with a bicycle. And there I trained for half an hour, because they said that after half an hour you should stop because otherwise your body will get really sore. But after half an hour I looked at my body, and nothing had happened. So I said, "I'd better work out for another half hour." So I lifted some more. My strength didn't improve, I didn't see the muscles pop out or anything like that, so I trained for another half an hour. And then after another half hour I trained another half hour, and all together I trained two and a half hours.