The Day After Perfect and Jiu Jitsu

I've been thinking a lot recently about why people quit jiu jitsu. At the same time I've been reading Finish by author Jon Acuff. The book is about what it takes to finish your goals and what keeps us from finishing. The first chapter of the book shares a great concept that I think really … Continue reading The Day After Perfect and Jiu Jitsu

The Negativity Bias and Jiu Jitsu

“The negativity bias, also known as the negativity effect, is the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature (e.g. unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or social interactions; harmful/traumatic events) have a greater effect on one's psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. In other words, something very positive will … Continue reading The Negativity Bias and Jiu Jitsu