In every BJJ gym, you will find somebody who has a developed skillset but is cocky or arrogant.
Why is that?
Instead of being humble about their skills or accomplishment they are full of themselves. This usually annoys the teammates and instructor.
People say that “Jiu-Jitsu is the ultimate douchebag filter”… But is that really true. When someone starts to get good at something, they often have a negative reaction and their ego gets bigger.
For Joe Rogan, Jiu-Jitsu is actually a positive force which makes him more humble.
BJJ black belt and Navy Seal legend Jocko Willink share s his thoughts on being humble in Jiu-Jitsu and life in general:
There is always someone better than you, that has done more than you.
What does over confidence get you?
You start cutting cotners, you star slacking off.
He went on to say:
I don’t get upset if someone taps me out. It actually makes me train more and get better.
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