5 Ways Martial Arts Helps You Overcome Your Fear Of Failure
December 2, 2015
It’s natural for anyone to fear failure. After all, it means that you weren’t able to accomplish what you set out to do.
This experience can be especially paralyzing. We refuse to do anything else because we’re afraid of failing again. Unfortunately, this fear prevents us from doing amazing things.
However, if you’re a martial artist, you’re in luck. Practicing martial arts means you also learn important life lessons that will help unleash the warrior within you, giving you the courage to overcome whatever fear of failure you might have.
1) Because you develop an unbreakable warrior spirit.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides endless challenges, just like life.
Training martial arts will always push you to your limits. It tests not only your physical strength, but your mental strength as well. Each time you’re ready to give up is a true test of willpower. You push yourself to the limit to see how much more you can take and to see how much more you are willing to go through in order to achieve your goal.
This mental strength develops into an unbreakable warrior spirit, giving you the courage to persevere through your darkest hours.
2) Because you develop unwavering self-confidence.
Muaythai is one way to test and increase both your physical and mental boundaries.
The confidence you develop from practicing martial arts is one of the greatest weapons one could have against the fear of failure. Whether it’s knowing that you can defend yourself in any compromising situation or having the confidence to know that you can achieve anything once you put your mind to it, martial arts helps you believe that you are capable of doing great things.
Having this much confidence ensures that fear of failure will never be an issue; you know what you need to do to reach your goals and you won’t stop until you’ve conquered them.
3) Because you develop continuous self-improvement.
Strength & conditioning training is a natural progression for those that strive for success.
As a martial artist, you understand the importance of continuous self-improvement. You work hard on making yourself a better student, a little bit every day because you know that the best version of yourself is yet to come.
Perhaps one of the best qualities of martial arts is its ability to make this self-improvement tangible – anyone who puts in effort can see the results of their hard work and more often than not, the results are amazing.
4) Because you develop the willingness to take risks.
There are many varying ways to test yourself in a safe and controlled manner.
When you practice martial arts, you become more willing to take risks. Every martial artist knows that the minute they step on the mats to spar, there’s a 50% chance they might lose and there’s also a chance that they might win. They understand that there are no guarantees but they know that if they don't take a risk, they won’t be able to achieve their goals.
5) Because you develop an unrelenting passion.
Coach Dustin Brown is passion personified.
The more you practice martial arts, the more you realize how much hard work goes into achieving your goals. You need to drill, you need to spar, you need to take notes, you need to improve your strength and conditioning – it really takes a lot of dedication to get you that win! Suddenly, your whole world revolves around martial arts and you become a better, stronger person because of it.
The more passionate you are about something, the easier it is to pursue it. You don’t need to worry whether you’ll succeed or not; all you care about is doing enough in order to reach your goals.
Practicing martial arts is a never-ending journey to becoming the best version of yourself possible. You constantly discover new things about yourself and you have no qualms about taking risks and pushing yourself to the limit. Fear doesn’t stress you out because you are trained to overcome it in any way that you can.
So go on, face fear and achieve greatness. Through martial arts, anything is truly possible!