When learning a new technique it is imperative to be both in the zone and in the moment almost simultaneously. The good fighter will be able to overcome an inability to grasp a new technique the first time, and will keep trying to understand. They will keep attempting new methods of learning, by listening watching and then practicing the technique for themselves. If they experience failure the good fighter will shake it off and learn to accept it as a stepping stone to winning. In the midst of chaos they find the opportunity to win. They will take time out of their schedules to study the greats, and enjoy learning from more experienced fighters. If they spend all of a class getting bowled over by higher belts they understand that it is a stepping stone to developing their game. Getting armbarred five times in five minutes enables the fighter to learn defense teaches humility.
The true successful fighter keeps going even after defeat, real or imagined. The fighter will always be harder on themselves then others would be. The keys to being successful in leading a fighter life are quite primary to anything. The rules are the same as in life itself and must be followed strictly to obtain the desired results. Each day they must wake up with determination even if they got bashed in the face all night long by bigger meaner people. They must walk out of their house wit htheir heads held high, proud of their skills and confident of what they can do, even after a particularly bad training session. This fighter needs to not be afraid of trying something new and experiencing failure for within failure is great growth and the warrior mindset is deepened. When they miss a shot they understand that there is always tomorrow and do not dwell on past mistakes.