So the last week or so has been learning through loss. I’ve stuck with my game-plan of being slightly more aggressive in my Jiu-Jitsu instead of simply pulling guard and playing defense. I’ve also managed to stick this into play in my real life. However, (there’s always a ‘but’) I hate to lose!
I feel like I’m winning by just coasting through. I don’t know if it’s the mindset that if I’m not losing then I must be winning or if I’ve just become accustomed to stalling. Am I stalling or waiting for my opponent to make a mistake? Both?
I think it’s time to rebuild my idea of what’s the right course of action for me. I think I need to change my mindset to reflect that if I’m not improving position, if I’m not bringing constant pressure or if I’m not just completely smashing the bad guy then I’m losing. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme but I still need to push the pace.
Am I getting old? Is this what happens with age? Is fear of failure resulting in a lack of effort and settling for simply being successful at being mediocre. I don’t want to be mediocre.
I want to be superb! Expect more to come on this subject and leave me some feedback. Let me know what you think. Have you been here? How can I avoid the pitfall of falling short?