So many fighters give up before they reach their full potential, but why is this and what reasons do they give?
They may feel as though they have no time to train. Or perhaps they don’t have the money to buy the expert advice, or equipment. Maybe they don’t know the right people or lack the proper facility, or don’t have access to the right information. The list goes on, and on, and on.
All of these reasons are related to resources, so the main reason why some fighters fail to reach their full potential is because they don’t perceive they have the resources to succeed. But resources are never really the problem because if you’re committed enough, or determined enough, you can always find a way.
For this reason, your mental state is the ultimate resource, and mastering MMA is about mastering yourself, not your opponent.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the famous mountaineer who first reached the summit of Mount Everest, along with Tenzing Norgay, said that ‘it is not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves’. So if you’d like to learn how to get and keep your head in the fight all year round, check out The MMA Training Bible’s online course: Goal Setting for MMA Training. Here is an overview:
Dr. Jason Gillis