It’s all to easy once we work to a certain level of skill or shape to begin to covet that knowledge and conditioning.
How do we know when we are coveting? It begins when we stop playing and start measuring.
And, with measurement being built into the literal fabric of Jiu-Jitsu via belts, coming to the above play awareness while simple, is no small task.
Yet another challenge to overcome is constant measuring DOES get us places. The problem is that place is limited by the thinking that got us there.
So…going to play with the idea of enjoyment first, and see where that takes me…which by definition I’ll never know!
This strikes the rational mind as crazy, but whatever. =)