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BJJ Mental Coach: “If it was easy everyone would do it!”

Gustavo Dantas, the BJJ Mental Coach, in action at the 2015 PAn
Gustavo Dantas, the BJJ Mental Coach, in action at the 2015 PAn

How many times have you been in a situation in which you said to yourself: “What else could go wrong?” Well I’ve learned over the years to replace this question with “If it was easy everyone would do it!” anytime I faced any type of challenge. I will explain why I put this question at the end of the post.

If you have been following my blog for a while now, most likely you’ve heard about my “How high can YOU fly?” project, which is to reach fifty points in the IBJJF Ranking system to qualify to compete at the Adult World Championship on May 30th & 31st in Long Beach, California.

The only reason why I set this high goal for myself was because IBJJF announced that you had to EARN your way to compete at the 2015 World Championship Black Belt Adult division. I feel that is the right way to do it and eventually, I assume, they will use the same system for all belts. If I could have just signed up online and compete, I would have no interest in competing in the tournament, but I was driven by the Challenge, the journey that it would be and how much I would be able grow from this experience.

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