No matter what you’re trying to do, you have to be patient. That includes in your martial arts classes and in many other physical and mental activites. It’s also important to be PATIENT in:

  • Losing weight
  • Making decisions
  • Getting faster and stronger
  • Recovering from injury
  • Becoming a black belt in any martial art: BJJ, Muay Thai, or otherwise.
  • Reaching your goals


The Benefits of Developing Patience

  1. Reduces stress levels and makes you a happier, healthier person. When you learn and practice patience you don’t get as angry, stressed or overwhelmed. You are more in control of your emotions and in a better position to deal with difficult situations with ease and poise.This promotes longevity and makes you a happier, healthier person.
  2. Results in better decision-making.  When you’re patient you take the time to assess the situation, see the big picture, and weigh any pros and cons. The chances of making a big mistake lessen because you avoid making it in haste. Taking the time to problem solve requires patience and deliberation.
  3. Helps develop understanding, empathy and compassion. You are automatically more understanding and compassionate with others when you yourself are patient. Patient people take the time to process what they go through and are able to determine what it takes to overcome obstacles so they are more understanding of others. This results in better, more fulfilling relationships with spouses, friends, children and bosses
  4. Helps you understand and appreciate the process of growth. As mentioned earlier anything worthwhile takes time and effort to achieve. As the old saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Planning, growth, evaluation and measurement all take time, and taking time takes patience.


The benefits part taken from Z. Hereford