That is cool man. What makes you think you were not suited to the sport? Your natural strength levels?
I started when I was 15, that was 12yrs ago! I had a good coach from the start so I learned the right way. I never had to teach myself from the ground up. Fast forward 6yrs later I do my own programming and coaching. I know enough about lifting to coach myself and others. Been on a few courses to make it 'official' but that isn't much compared to 12yrs of competing and coaching. I coach a few guys on here in real life. I wasn't particularly strong when I started and I'm still not hugely strong considering I've been training for 12yrs. My technique is pretty good but it's coming together. Uncle said my technique is good, I'm fast, good flexibility, good power but my legs are weak LOL. Strength is my limiting factor.
Both my bros lift. Youngest bro has the best benefit of age and experience on his side. We got him down the club at 6 but he didn't last as his attention span was poor LOL. Got him back when he was 11 and he's been competing ever since. He's won all the school boy champs each year.
16yrs, 87/111 FS 140kg @ 67kg, but he has been competing for 5yrs now. He has all the tools to become really good, now it's up to him if he really wants to do it. His technique is sharp, he is strong, powerful and flexible. His Jerks were really solid, managed to get from 91 to 111 in 6 competitions without a missed Jerk. Last 2 comps has been mroe patchy. Only making 2 out of 6 Jerks. He was ill in one of them and has lost about 1.9kg of bw so that goes some way to explain it. His front foot doesn't go out far enough when it's on the limit.
Other bro is beasty as well.