“Don’t be so hard on yourself” – I get told that a lot.
Also not to give up, see it as winning or learning.. not losing, everyone’s journey is different, go at your own pace, keep it playful.
So from now on, that is what I’m going to do. Doing already actually, though starting tonight by joining a comp rounds sesh with blue belts may have been a bit ambitious!
I cried a bit (what is WITH that?), got hurt a bit, frustrated, made the usual scrambly and silly white belt mistakes.
But I’m actively going in to every class from now on with an overall personal goal (eg. keep your balance tonight, be faster, more aggressive or keep those damn elbows in!) that I hope will see me keep my cool more, and lose it less.
** By the way yup I’m a newbie blogger, still setting up my page, so apologies for the work in progress.
I’m also keen to add other BJJ blogs to my reader, so please recommend. =)