I like to think I have a good sense of self-control. Yet, I still go to bed later than I planned. It takes more than One More Match™ for me to stop playing Super Smash Bros. or Rocket League. I eat a little too much to stay in my preferred weight class in jiu-jitsu.
You win some, you lose some. Recently, I experienced the latter.
Last weekend was the Pittsburgh Jiu-Jitsu Classic. It had been a few months since my last tournament and I’ve been looking forward to competing in the blue belt division since my promotion on Cinco De Mayo.
Fear is a natural emotion. It’s a feeling induced by a perceived threat that can cause us to run, hide, or freeze in terror. Unless you’re like SM on the “World With No Fear” episode of Invisibila, you know what it’s like to have fear.