Beat you until you can beat them.
When you first start the sport of powerlifting, DO NOT compare yourself to elite-level lifters.
It's cool to watch what they're doing or look to them for inspiration, but it's important that you don't immediately start comparing yourself to them.
COMPARE YOURSELF TO YOU.
It's not realistic to think you're going to be elite at something right away. Instead, expect to be better than you were at the previous meet. If you can do this over the long-term, you will eventually find yourself shoulder to shoulder with the most elite lifters.
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