When we think about training better, we think about the obvious things first: drilling more, focusing on technique, and maybe improving our conditioning and nutrition. But those are all physical things. The mental aspect of the game can be just as important, yet it's often overlooked.
To show you just what I mean, here are five common psychological mistakes we often make that hurt our training.
Mistake #1: Being Passive
In BJJ we put a lot of value on the idea of "flowing" and "not forcing moves". And this is great, but taken to the extreme it can lead to being passive and never taking the initiative.
If you're always reacting to what your opponent does, it's a lot harder