Are you someone who would (if they could) train 2x per day, every day of the week? You’d like to make your Jiu-Jitsu as perfect as possible… And when you fail at it, it tends to make you disappointed.
Brian Glick understands what you feel. But take this from him – no path is perfect:
Every guard pass, every submission attack, requires you to make many tiny leaps so you can cross the little gaps in the space between you and your partner. There are better and worse ways to be sure.
But imagining a path without gaps, some way to move from point A to point B completely seamlessly, is just a fantasy.
In even the best attacks there are always still plenty of small separations – but they don’t keep you from getting to where you’re going.
So, a much better alternative to trying to make your Jiu-Jitsu perfect, is to ask yourself whether or not you’re moving in the right direction:
If you find yourself obsessing over getting everything perfect, closing every single gap, the right question may not be: “Is this completely perfect yet?”
Instead it may be: “Am I moving in the right direction?” It’s much easier to traverse a chasm when you have direction and momentum.
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