One big reason people claim they can't succeed with bodybuilding is a lack of knowledge. The claim is that in order to take their efforts to the next level they need to learn more first. They have it in their mind that a champion has a ton of knowledge that they don't have. Most of the time this just isn't true.
Champions suffer from the same lack of knowledge everyone else does. Most of them have gotten to where they are by just getting busy and getting the job done. The difference is that most champions are driven by their results and not the process it took to get them there. They simply work hard to get the results. They focus on the fundamentals that account for 90% of their success.
Is it a lack of knowledge that causes people to skip workouts? I would submit to you that it is not. Skipping workouts means you are not focused on the fundamentals. It is obvious that for your training to work you must actually do it. I know this sounds so obvious, but alot of people miss this simple point.
Is it a lack of knowledge that causes people to eat incorrectly? Again, I would submit to you that it is not. The eating choices we make are going to affect our success or failure. We shoot our efforts in the foot when we have too many cheat meals or just fail to eat on a regular basis. Again, this may sound obvious, but to many people this is the missing ingredient in their programs.
The fact is that too many people use the excuse–a lack of knowledge–to avoid focusing on the results. They tend to blame a lack of understanding about the process when they don't get the results they want. The process winds up crippling them as they are frozen in fear. They don't want to make mistakes, so they just stop trying entirely.
If you use this excuse–a lack of knowledge–I challenge you to stop it today. Instead of being so focused on the process of getting to your goals be focused on the results instead. If you give it some serious thought, the results are what you are truly after, so why focus so much on the process?