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Aug 05

The Importance of Daily Rituals and How to Apply Them to BJJ

There are underlying concepts that hold the keys to success, and they aren’t only found in your chosen areas of interest. In this video that never once mentions Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, I heard several concepts that I could apply directly to my training. The one concept that stood out most of all for me is the importance of daily rituals.

Daily Rituals

Simply, the things you do every day have a profound effect on the achievement of your goals.

This is something that I’ve known because it’s been reinforced for me many times, but I gained new perspective on the concept from this video. I had been only thinking of the steps I take every day in a physical sense.  For example, what kind of exercises I do every day, where and when I train, etc.

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You also have to put some continuous effort into reinforcing the belief in yourself that the achievement of your goals is not only possible but inevitable.

I found that idea especially interesting because I just read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and [easyazon_link asin=”0671646788″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bjjcanvas-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Magic of Thinking Big[/easyazon_link] by David Schwartz. Both books spend a lot of time reinforcing the point that you must believe in success before you can achieve it.

How to Apply the Concept to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Just now, I spent some time visualizing goals that I want to achieve in the art. This is the first time that I have ever made a conscious effort to do so. Usually, it just happens.

Now what I am going to do is start making these goals definite, adding more texture and detail to them as I consistently spend a little time every day visualizing myself crossing the finish line.

It’s an experiment, but what can I lose? It’s clear that the scales just aren’t balanced at all. The potential reward far exceeds any risk.

The same is true for you.

Some Key Points in the Video

10:06 – One of the first points where daily rituals are brought into the discussion.
13:14 – A focus on how standards and goals can affect results.
14:24 – Common factors found in individuals who pursue their goals wholeheartedly.
17:39 – Visual outline of the process of achieving the results that you want.
22:04 – Exploring the question of how much does the mind affect performance.
24:07 – A little exercise to test the theory of mind over matter.
31:16 – Reinforcing the importance of daily rituals.

Daily Rituals

It’s all about your daily rituals