Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
Depth - Intent - Breadth & Adaptability
The art of prioritisation is one that is
well worth cultivating.
If you want to build a strong competitive
game on the mat – you are best off starting by prioritizing your ‘plan of
action’ in each position. When it comes to the crunch – those who act
immediately and decisively when a given situation arises, usually do much
better than those who do not. The construction on a good ‘game plan’ begins
with ‘ordering’ or ‘prioritizing’ the possible actions or paths (read:
techniques) we could execute in any given situation.
This is very much in contrast to
‘free-flow’ roiling – wherein we do not want to prioritize but rather react and
experiment with different (even novel) reactions to events as they arise.
Neither approach is better than the other –
they both offer different pay-offs. Prioritizing (developing a very specific
game-plan) builds ‘depth’ and ‘intent’ – whereas Free-flow reacting develops
‘breadth’ and ‘adaptability’.
In life away from the mat – again, both
approaches provide benefits. Free-flow living builds character, adaptability;
an understanding of the bigger picture – but prioritizing allows us to get
things done – to achieve – to build wealth – to hit goals.
And again – it is a blending of the two
approaches – a balance of both, that achieves the best results of all.