Last night I had a dream. In that dream I was competing in a BJJ tournament. It was gi of course. I have a progress plan that will lead up to no-gi as I posted in No-Gi vs Gi. Back to the dream, I won all of my matches and took the gold but only by a hairs breath. I felt I was a decent blue belt but needed more time to learn after testing myself against other blues. At the end of the tournament I was awarded my purple belt. I was very upset! I knew I didn’t deserve it yet. I knew I couldn’t live up to it yet. I was proud that they thought I should wear it but I knew better inside. This morning as I ponder on my dream I find it very enlightening. I do feel a sense of accomplishment and a right to have my blue belt. At the same time I realize I have growth that needs to take place before I can achieve the next level. I know that when I get that purple belt I’ll feel like a purple belt. I’ll know its right about the time my instructor does too I think. I look forward to that day and to all the fun and learning that leads up to it.
Jiu Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu Jitsu.