When I'm training I think about how I can make the session into a competition. It’s the only way I can push myself - I need to have an outcome. If I’m training with others, I’ll be looking over to see their progress. If I know a workout is time-based, I’ll strategise with myself about how many rounds I want to get through.
With weightlifting, like running and any other performance-based sports, I have to put in the work. Training, sleep, rest, and food are all in my control. How I perform is down to me. What you put in and what comes out is a reflection of your consistency.