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.
One of the velcro patches on my travel bag has, at time, elicited some interest … it simply reads: EMBRACE THE SUCK. It’s one of my favourite’s …
At time life Sucks … for some, immeasurable;y more than for others - we need to keep things in perspective. When I hear people saying, ‘I’m starving’ or ‘It was a total nightmare!’ - pause and reflect on how ‘real’ starvation is being experienced by millions of people the world over; or how some people are actually living a ‘real’ nightmare - right now, at the this very moment … perspective!
However, in varying degrees, life does suck at time, for every single one of us. My advice - COPE! Oft times we just need to Suck up the Suck! This week, I am having very bad jet lag … wanting to sleep when I should be awake and visa versa. On top of that, Mondays Tabata session has left me sore - and I am carrying a couple of minor injuries. So, some minor Suck is in play … but to let any of that pull me ‘off mission’ - is unacceptable. In training ourselves, to Embrace the Suck - to run eagerly toward the obstacles that life puts in our way, is a great way to train ourselves for that time when we will really need our fortitude and perseverance to get through something serious.
The Suck will come - with regularity - EMBRACE IT! And learn to prevail. JBW