2023 is just around the corner and many people are forming New Year’s resolutions… And, in a way, Gordon Ryan is one of them.
Except from the fact that his goals are a bit different. He is looking to force himself into the “old days”, when he had no other option but to suffer for success.
Ryan shared what this means in a recent social media post:
I am ready to be uncomfortable again and I am making some changes to do so.
I will no longer sleep in my bed, I will sleep on some cushions on the floor so every single day I wake up in bad mood.
I will keep all of my cars, but I have bought this base Toyota corolla (Big Gord had a 1990) to drive around in like I did when I was 17 (I had a base civic).
I will drive to training in a car I hate, after waking up miserable in the morning, only to train all day on a strict schedule, then go to bed.
Gordon seems to be eager to make 2023 a year of suffering:
I will bring myself back to the old days when I had nothing, and the only things that will matter is of course my stomach, that’s still priority… And Jiu-Jitsu.
I will live on the mats, even if my stomach is acting up, for the next 12 months minimum. Emotions are generally weakness and my only focus this coming year will be Jiu-Jitsu.
There have been a lot of competitors with my name in their mouth both before and after ADCC, and now I will suffer everyday, just so you can suffer when we share the mats.
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