Originally Posted by Keith Miller
And BTW, don't think you have to be "competitive" to compete in this sport!! If you keep waiting until you're competitive, you'll never compete!! So, I say to get out there and get in a comp, you'll learn alot about lifting, your lifts (weaknesses and strengths) and about yourself.
I second what Keith says. Treat a competition as a competition against yourself. Develop and stick to a training plan, make a certain body weight on a certain day, then lift a PR on that day. If you do that, you "won".