The “X” Factor in your training
During the process of learning Jiu Jitsu you develop an understanding that growing and solving problems happen when you accept yourself as an individual and at the same time accept and respect all persons and the fact that we are different from one another.
A good training is when you can fight your own negative features and desires rather than when you fight your teammate’s good features and desires. It’s hard to see my own negative features if I don’t step aside to look at myself and at the same time look around me and realize that there are other people there and it is not just me.
When you train with those who know more than you they are going to teach you that there are more things that you don’t know yet. They are not going to humiliate you. Don’t look at it that way.
The way you should look at it is that they are teaching you that there are more problems that you need to learn and find the solutions for. You learn every time your partners present you a problem or deficit. It is an opportunity to get better and it would not exist if your partners were not there for you.
It is essential to realize how much we depend on the other person or training partner. By assuring yourself that the difference among all of us is necessary, you start to understand how nature is sending us deficits in order for us to grow and advance our lives.
No one can do it alone. Be thankful for each and every training partner. As soon as you find that the most important thing in your training is your partner, you will allow yourself to progress a lot faster while enjoying the support and friendship of your teammates.
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