Some people start Jiu-Jitsu because they’re searching for a different type of workout that will improve their fitness. Others want to participate in a new sport and compete against other Jiu-Jitsu athletes.
No matter what get you started with training Jiu-Jitsu, what has motivated you to keep going? You may love training, but at some point, you’ll probably experience a decrease in your motivation. Especially if you’ve been training Jiu-Jitsu for quite a while.
So, what can you do when this happens? Here are a few ways to stay motivated to train Jiu-Jitsu:
1. Work hard, but have fun.
Hard work will take you far with your Jiu-Jitsu training. However, your training needs balance. If it’s all work and no fun, then your motivation to continue may fade. You can work hard and have fun – it’s possible to have both. And when you participate in something that you genuinely enjoy, you’re more likely to continue that activity for a long time. If you feel like the fun has disappeared, remember what you used to enjoy about your training. Remind yourself that it’s okay to have fun!
2. Define your goals.
When was the last time you set clearly defined martial arts goals? If it’s been a while and you’re not feeling motivated, now is an excellent time to set goals. Goals give your Jiu-Jitsu training focus and directions. The more you’re zeroed in on accomplishing a specific goal, the more likely you will maintain your motivation to achieve that goal.
3. Define your purpose.
You may have a general idea of why Jiu-Jitsu is important to you. But just like goal-setting, the more clarity you have around your purpose for continuing your martial arts journey, the more motivated you’ll be to pursue that intention. If you ever feel your motivation start to fade in the future, revisiting your purpose can remind you of what you invested in.
Are you interested in learning more about the Jiu-Jitsu programs we’re currently offering at Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian? Contact us today!