I'm bringing out the big guns today. It's been one of those weeks.
I watched PULP FICTION again for the 10th+ time over the past weekend, and this scene really stuck out to me.
We all know this scene, and we all know how things turned out for Butch. It got me thinking. A lot of times, it's feels like the world is Marcellus Wallace, telling you what you can and can't do; telling you you aren't good enough to make the grade; telling you to be realistic and compromise yourself.
Maybe it's your job/career or school or your spouse (or significant other) or your parents - all very legitimate, real life issues. But, here at DSTRYRsg, we don't care about that stuff. All we care about is grappling and grappling-related things.
So, keeping things on-topic: when Marcellus tells you you're too old to compete (hint: Pan American is 3 weeks away) and win, or that you're not really very good compared to your peers or that jiu jitz is just a little hobby - don't listen. Instead - train harder, compete more, if you choose to (and I suggest you do), and be great ... at jiu jitsu.
That's all I got for now. I'm available for challenge matches by appointment only.