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.
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.