Powerful human beings are those that look in the face of the unknown and push through the barriers that are set out in front of them. Whether you know it or not, you are this type of human being if you are taking on some form of martial arts. Whether this is Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, your ability to completely reshape who you are is right at your fingertips! In this article, we discuss the power of pushing your limits and how martial arts helps us connect the dots!
Martial arts are a transformative thing for people that embrace the way of living that is instilled into the art form. Whether you are training Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, or karate, you know how impactful martial can be on your mental fortitude.
When we started training we truly felt as though this is something everyone on the planet should get their hands on, the confidence and excitement that comes from learning a new skill are unmatched. Martial arts and grappling-based fighting styles like Brazilian jiu-jitsu will teach you many life lessons. Some of those lessons are learned indirectly or while continuously sparring.
Pushing yourself to your limits is something that is not comfortable to most people especially when you are having to do something both mentally and physically. Most people that take on martial arts may need to be in better physical shape when they start and quickly realize that they need to be. Pushing yourself to the limit and getting the momentum you need in order to just show up on a regular basis is enough for most people and it’s not difficult to see how this translates to everyday life.
Everyday life, especially when you want to achieve goals you have set for yourself, can be an uphill battle. You have to be able to push yourself to your limits because 95% of the time, no one is going to do it for you. This is a mental game that you have to learn to master through effort and consistency.
Effort and consistency are the building blocks of ranking up in most martial arts. While some take longer than others to accomplish, the principle is the same.
Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Growth takes place on the other side of the comfort zone.
When you put yourself into uncomfortable positions, for many this can be sparring or training martial arts in general, you are giving yourself two things. First, you are giving yourself the opportunity to fail, what a beautiful thing! And two, the ability to grow and learn.
When we constantly put ourselves out there to fail outside of our comfort zone, on the other side is lessons and growth. Life is all about these two things and it truly is a special thing to see that martial arts allow us to ingrain these principles into our minds and bodies.
Martial arts are a great way to push your limits and get yourself out of your comfort zone. The gym can be boring and very mundane, switch it up and try something new while learning a fun and exciting skill!
Bowtied Grappler is the founder of The Grapplers Graveyard and is on a mission to spread the positives martial arts can have on people’s lives.
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