I’m used to the highs and lows that come with Jiu-Jitsu, but right now I seem to keep sliding further down, because just as my thumb injury has almost fully healed, last week in class I managed to hurt my bad knee and one of my elbows, which has me feeling discouraged and depressed. I’ve been unable to train since then, and I know that injuries are a part of the process, but in times like these I wonder if I’m really not cut out for BJJ, and if I’ve just been fooling myself to believe that I can do it, because if I keep getting injured, how will I get anywhere?
Then I ask myself “Where am I trying to go?” Let’s suppose I could only attend class once a month, and therefore I would never get any better, and so I’d stay a three-stripe blue belt for the rest of my life…would that lessen my love for grappling? The answer is no. Any training is better than none, so I’ll just keep enjoying the journey when I can, without really caring about where I end up.