Jiu-Jitsu Letter


People that quit, usually have a good enough excuse.

And the people that don’t quit, they have good excuses to quit too.

What’s the difference?

Everyone is going through something. I’ve met people who’ve lost their job, got divorced, got injured, had a baby, whatever. They still train.

If you simply don’t like training anymore, it’s fine to say that. It’s worse when you try to rationalize it.

And by the way, it’s not all your fault. Your teacher failed you. The students that trained with me and then quit, I take some of the blame.

Just this week, I signed up a kid for Bullyproof and in the same hour, I got a voicemail from a parent who wanted to cancel his child’s membership. The kid wasn’t engaged the last few times she was in class so it wasn’t a big surprise. No reason given, just that she didn’t feel like coming anymore. I didn’t do a good enough job of keeping her interested, but it’s possible there was nothing I could’ve done. It’s fine.

If you want to stop training, I suggest trying out another school first. It’s likely your school simply isn’t a fit for you. Everyone that I know that quit wouldn’t have stopped if they were somewhere else.

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