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What holds you back? What keeps you going?

Bodybuilder Thomas from our episode #dropdeadgorgeous reveals what's most important to him, how he rewards himself and his take on the clichés about people in Germany.

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We've asked Thomas: What holds you back? The answer is written on the palm of his hand. Thomas works out almost every day. Yet, he told Life Links in #dropdeadgorgeous that he still sees room for improvement.

Name: Thomas
Age: 24
Hometown: Berlin, Germany

What is most important to you in your life?
The most important thing in my life is my family and my sport. With both of them I feel at home and can be who I am.

Realistically, what do you expect from your future?
For the future, I hope for wealth, but not in the conventional sense! I wish for wealth in terms of health and time, a fulfilling relationship and the possibility to pursue my sport whenever I feel like it. I think I’m already on the right track and I’m looking forward to the future with optimism, even if it’s not always easy.

How do you spend your free time?
I mostly spend my free time doing sports and thinking about nutrition, but not only on a practical level. It takes a long time to deal with the literature, but that can also be fun.

If you want to reward yourself by doing something special, what do you do?
What I have already been working towards for a long time and what I’m looking forward to is a trip Down Under! I want to expand my horizons and live my childhood dream. The trip is planned for 2015 :-)

Those living in your country are said to be humorless, disciplined and very punctual - what do you think about that? How does that affect your life?
I have to say that for me, all three are somewhat true. I felt that life is always nicer when you have something to laugh about. In Germany you so often see desolate faces, but that has never slowed me down.

Discipline and punctuality, in my mind, are some of the most important qualities that someone needs to be successful. These values were instilled in me during my upbringing and, in addition to others, I understand them to be basic requirements for the future.

How much is…
...1 ticket for the cinema: $10
...1 liter of bottled water: 50 cents
...1 cup of coffee in a café: $2.50
...1 pair of jeans: $40
...1 book (paperback): $10

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