Bodybuilding requires a certain type of person.
Even many of the people competing right now just aren't cut out for it at the moment or at all.
Sure, plenty of people can diet and plenty of people can train hard…
But are you really willing to go the extra mile, take it to the extreme, and make it a priority that you respect all the stages of the sport, no matter how uncomfortable you get?
Are you willing to respect the process of building the same way you do the shredding?
Are you willing to respect the judges as much as you respect your coach?
Are you willing to respect the time spent posing as much as you respect your time in the gym?
Are you willing to respect the losses as much as you do the wins, no matter what the circumstances are?
If not, now is not your time.
And if you cannot learn to give that respect before you think about stepping on stage, then it never will be your time.
And if you step on stage anyways, you must be prepared to gain respect for the journey before you step off, otherwise you will be in for a big wake up call that will require much more energy to resolve than it would have taken to prevent
Reevaluate your goals.
Reevaluate your needs.
Reevaluate your BELIEFS.
Reevaluate why this sport even matters to you, because the athletes with heart and passion will eventually outperform the athletes who don’t have love or respect for the entire undertaking required to be a competitor.
And most importantly, get your head back in the fucking game before you hurt your relationship with with food, with the sport, or with yourself above all else.
Invest in your inner game before you invest in your physical results and just watch what happens when it comes time to shine.