4. Surround Yourself with Like-Minded Individuals
They say iron sharpens iron. Having good training partners who can push you to the next level is important. Also, good training partners will keep you motivated and wanting to come back. Consider avoiding individuals with toxic personalities.
5. Face Your Fears
Fear is a roadblock. The fear of getting tapped, fear of loosing, fear of failing, fearing the responsibility, fearing competition. It’s okay to be scared. Fear is just an emotion, and emotions are what make us human. Facing your fears in jiu-jitsu is the first step to conquering them. Once you do, those fears will never stop you again, making you a stronger person.
Not everyone who starts jiu-jitsu is destined to become a black belt. Some will get there, others wont. Others will walk away from jiu-jitsu taking with them what they always wanted from the sport and there is nothing wrong with that. Jiu-jitsu is a gift and people can learn from it what they need. Regardless of what you choose to do, staying motivated is very important in all aspects of life. It’s what keeps us moving forward instead of constantly looking at the past.