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The Dry Spell

The Dry Spell.  It's a time in one's BJJ journey in which nothing seems to be working as planned and motivation is waning.  It's not uncommon and I could argue it's actually normal. I suspect most have experienced it and will likely experience it again throughout the journey. I personally have experienced several dry spells.  Some were in part due to the everyday trappings of life.  Trappings such as working late, sick children, injuries or other activities which conflict with the ability to attend a Jiu Jitsu class. However I've also experienced other distractions not necessarily reflective of my daily commitments.  Distractions such as a slump or beat down in my game, without even the smallest of successes to hang a hope on to.  Or worse yet, how others viewed my progress and/or my game. Whatever the dry spell reason, one has to remind themselves why they participate in Jiu Jitsu in the first place. Recently our professor touched on this very subject.  Th