Here are three ways that Jiu-Jitsu makes you a better decision-maker:
1. Learn to make decisions under stress.
Situations that teach you how to make decisions when you’re not comfortable or experiencing stress aren’t environments that most people seek out willingly. But uncomfortable solutions are unavoidable, both in Jiu-Jitsu and in life. And Jiu-Jitsu is a great place to learn how to make decisions while under stress. When you let your emotions get the best of you, it’s really challenging to solve problems and make decisions. But your Jiu-Jitsu training teaches you how to stay calm even when facing a tough opponent, both in martial arts and your daily life.
2. Practice figuring out solutions to a problem.
When you’re training, if you wait for someone to tell you your next step, you probably won’t like the results. Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to get more comfortable with the unknown. Rather than waiting for someone to tell you how to proceed, you practice figuring out solutions to a problem. The more you train and the more you learn, the more tools you’ll have standing by to help you find a solution.
3. Understand that there are always multiple options.
Problem-solving and decision-making are processes that require creativity. If you try something in training and it doesn’t work, understand that there are always multiple options. There is never one single or magical solution to a problem. And this is true for Jiu-Jitsu and life. Training and life won’t always go as planned. If something doesn’t work, it’s up to you to figure out a new solution. Instead of relying on one decision to solve a problem, be prepared and willing to try different approaches and see what happens.
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