Everyone has challenges in their lives. How we face these challenges can make a huge difference in our psychological and physical well being. Martial Arts training, whether it’s Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or MMA can greatly help us understand the importance of not letting challenges or “bad” situations get us down. Instead we look for these challenges… because we know we will grow from them. Sometimes we fail. That’s a good thing. You may ask why is failure a good thing? Failing at something means that you tried and will have learned from that failure and that is the goal, learning and growing, whether as a martial artist or as a human. We would never learn to walk if we have never failed. A saying goes, “Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.”, that is how we can walk and run. Instead of shying away form change/challenge/failure, we should seek it out. Below is a short clip, 2:19 of Joko Willink. Please take the time to give it a listen/view. This type of attitude will shoot for progress on the mats and in life through the roof!
See you on the mats