Martial arts has been known to lend a helping hand in personal growth. Many have learned life long lessons while training in Jiu Jitsu. From confidence boosting to remembering that hard work will get you where you want to be. The following lessons can be learned on the mat and applied to your daily life.
It’s Okay to Not Win
While beginning your journey with Jiu Jitsu, it’s important to let go of your ego. In order to succeed in triumphing over your opponents, you first have to accept that losing is a part of the road to winning. Once this realization has presented itself, you’ll begin to see that being bad at something is just the first stepping stone into learning how to be good at something
Tap Out and Take a Breather
Life is overwhelming and sometimes it feels like you can’t take a breather because of everything going on. While on your Jiu Jitsu journey, you will begin to learn how to adjust your mindset. Adjusting your mindset can allow you to adapt, adjust, and minimize the negative effects while reveling in the positive. Instead of avoiding the problems in front of you, you’ve learned to face it head on and turn it into a positive.
Confidence to Face Your Fears
Jiu Jitsu is a martial art form that puts you in positions where you must overcome size and strength disadvantage, remain cool and calm under pressure, plan and think ahead for your next move, push through the fatigue and not let emotions get the best of you. If you can handle all of those positions and still come out victorious, nothing can stop you. Use that as fuel for your confidence.
Hard Work Means More Than Talent
Hard work and determination are two of the most telling factors when working towards a goal. Talent can give an upper hand in the beginning, but it will quickly lead nowhere if there is not the push of hard work following behind. It’s important to remember that you can’t obtain a black belt after one class. The commitment to working hard and putting in the effort to master a skill will lead to more success than just relying on talent.
As They Say — Consistency Is Key
Success cannot be achieved by only using short-cuts and cheating. If you have it in you to continue showing up and pursue the challenges, you will be successful. If you are wanting to grow and achieve mastery on the Jiu Jitsu journey; the key is to just keep moving forward.