There’s a lot of talk these days of mindset. There are gurus and influencers everywhere touting their secret methods to improve your mindset to be more successful in life. People are always hungry for a secret shortcut to anything, but the reality is that there is no shortcut to anything worthwhile.
Changing the way you think and see the world takes work and time to develop. After training martial arts for years I’ve come to realize that the most important benefit I have taken away is what I believe to be the martial arts mindset. This mindset can only be earned and is not guaranteed to everyone.
As Ricardo Almeida once said, “Jiu-jitsu & martial arts do not build character, they reveal it.” Here are seven core values that are key in the martial arts mindset. Values that you can apply to every area of your life, but values that are only revealed with time and work.