You hear a lot in jiu jitsu that you should leave your ego at the door, don’t focus on winning or losing, and avoid negative self talk. Sure – these are all great advice but how do you do it? It’s certainly not as easy as packing your gym bag, remembering to leave your ego on the shelf at home, and going to train. I struggle with negative self talk in all facets of life and I know my life would be easier if I could just be nicer to myself.
So how do you tell your mind to just shut up so you can train?