Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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You need to be ready to make some big sacrifices if you plan on making it to the top of your game.
Take some time to step back and evaluate the "whys" of your own routine.
Over the years I have met many people who have become longstanding friends, teachers, confidantes, and business partners.
How my attempts to remove excess earwax on my own helped me to realize how unique the lifestyle of the BJJ athlete is.
People who train BJJ like to preserve the moment as much as anyone. But we also put our own spin on things.
It was Dr. Phil who observed, “We teach people how to treat us,” and whether you like him or not, I see it all the time.
Before you ask your coach for advice, make sure you are truly willing to change your behavior.
Remember that the goal is not to meet your need to be of assistance, but to meet the need of someone who is going through a difficult time
I’ve come to realize that there are many examples of how the unique ecosystem known as Brazilian jiu jitsu follows its own physical and natural laws.
There are compelling arguments for BJJ practitioners to incorporate skills, concepts, and habits of mind that are traditionally associated with wrestling.
I have allowed BJJ to influence my choices throughout my life. So nobody found it more unexpected than I when I spent the final months of 2013 not giving a flying f*ck about it.
In my mind, the only person who can answer the question, “Do I belong in BJJ?” is the person asking it. It all boils down to the answers to three questions you need to ask yourself.