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Coaching vs Criticism in Jiu-Jitsu
Coaching vs Criticism in Jiu-Jitsu is a major topic that I wanted to take a moment to talk about. It is important as a BJJ student or as an athlete of a team sport to understand the difference between coaching and criticism. Now sometimes in a workplace situation, you have have a boss who is full of themselves, just a plain jerk or on a high horse. But when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu or sports related situations, I find that many people mistake coaching, when someone is trying to help you, for criticism and then take the lesson to be learned negatively. A coachable student/athlete will progress far faster if they stay in a positive mindset and keep a learning mentality. In BJJ, always keep the mindset of a whitebelt and take all information from your instructors as a way to improve. Your instructor wants you to get better, most instructors I know love questions from students. People who ask questions are usually in the right state of mind, in tune with their instructor in an effort to “level up”. If you are doing something wrong, wouldn’t you want to fix it so you can get better? People that are coachable are open minded to tips or small fixes in their game and use that advice to improve. They don’t take any advice personally. In addition, they don’t hide their mistakes from their instructors. Checking your ego and being willing to listen to people who have more insight and being humble to that instruction will always benefit your development. If you become defensive every time an instructor tries to help, you are only hindering yourself long term. Hope this helped.
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