I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend. But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me.
I recently watched Pumping Iron— I checked it out of the library, and meant to watch it in a more ironic spirit, but it turned out to be kind of captivating.
What impressed me was, first, how much Arnold dominated the field; and second, how many of the guys in the documentary talked about being runty little kids. None of the competition-level bodybuilders said, “Yeah, I always huge as a kid, and I loved beating people up, so this seemed like a natural sport for me.” Doubtless there are guys who do it for that reason, but that doesn’t give you the drive necessary to become really good.