People read books for dummies to tell them how to do things like run a computer or having self confidence, :. Others choose talking to psychics to get knowledge they can’t find anywhere else, while another class of people finds comfort in religion when facing a difficult decision. Some people let inner turmoil overwhelm them into shells of their former beauty. They can no longer take part in their previous activity with gusto and the fire in their eyes loses its flare. If they were passionate about working out they lose the zest of the workout and it becomes a chore.
In this life it is rare to find inner peace, therefore a lifelong journey to find it ensues. Peace is one of those things which will come when the chase is stopped but that rarely stops the huntsman from seeking peace. When serenity is obtained people can boast of their ability to live more meaningful lives and whatnot, but up to that point they live just ordinary workaday lives struggling to find food and find what makes them feel most whole inside. That is the first thing that I, like all others I am chasing at this moment.
Chasing things is a human trait that will no doubt be a continuous characteristic throughout daily life. We want what others have, we see someone better looking, etc. The choice to be made is to chase what is most important and worth having. The goals obtainable and that wont tear a person down in the long run are the ones which will be beneficial to the people involved in their lives.
My question to you: What do you find yourself chasing at this moment, whether a positive or negative force in your life
“Wherever you are now is exactly where you need to be.”
Whether you are on the top or the bottom. In guard or in someone’s guard. You can always get where you need to go by using your resources and thinking through a situation. Use your brain for a minute before reacting and this will enable you to be the fighter who wins the takedown in a match. You can get a tap from any opponent of any size as long as you use your brain before using your brawn. Your muscles will drain before your heart will.
Allow yourself to make mistakes for these will make you stronger. In the end you will come out a better fighter no matter how your journey begins.
Everyone has a plan til they get punched in the face. In that split second the fighter gets focused, while the beginner gets scared and soft. The fighter hones in on his opponents’ soft spots, on where they are most vulnerable to being taken down in the fight, while the beginner will just look for a way to make the punches stop coming. This plan isn’t foolproof. It comes with practice and the practice is mastered by having a trusted partner to work with on trouble areas. The partner will encourage the mastery of skills and give tips to improve the excellence as seen in daily routines.
So which will you be today, the fighter, who is focusede on the goal, not wavering when life “punches you in the face” or the beginner, ready to give up when life gets rough and tumble? Also consider thanking your “partner” whoever they may be, for their support in your day to day fights.
Having a move in MMA that you can come back to in a match is like having a safety blanket. Giving you comfort and letting you know that you will be alright, that there is security even if facing a much larger opponent in a match, you got this. No matter the starting position, when the fighter uses this move the opposing person will tap. For some it is the “rear naked choke”. Leaving one’s back unguarded is always dangerous in life, and especially in the ring where people grab your neck and choke the air out of you. Another favorite of a fighter may be an “arm bar” wherein the goal is to break the opponents arm before they have time to figure out what the heck is going on. The pain will cue them in and “get the tap” once again scoring a victory.
Teaching these moves is a bit like dancing, at first it is done slowly, carefully to avoid injury, understanding that the other person will make mistakes. Given time they will get strong and as your teaching skills improve they will build confidence and knowledge of the moves. In time their ability to maneuver and ability to master the drills will come naturally to them. As you continue to work together both build each other up and press each toward the ultimate goal of becoming the best fighters possible.