Whether your a competitive bb / powerlifter or just after a better body. Some of us have a burning desire deep within to stand out of the crowd, be different. With that, greater sacrifices sometimes have to be made, in order to give yourself a better chance. So what sacrifices are you making ( or have made ) in order to reach your goals? It could be anything from: Giving up or changed a job because it didn't / doesn't fit in with your goals. Giving up certain friendships / relationships cause they interfered or distracted you from keeping to a strict timetable. Pushed yourself harder than you normally would, to give you a better chance of winning. Being very strict regards to diet, to the point of refusing to let any family members sway you otherwise. Take more drugs to get you there quicker and recover from workouts faster. Practice Meditation. Hiring a Coach Keeping to a set training program like Smolov. Etc.