Something subtle observed within myself is gearing today’s training toward tomorrow’s improvement. Who knows where the preceding crazy came from, but the saner more grounded approach is:
A) Appreciating the Jiu-Jitsu we already know, as partial understanding is leagues ahead of zero understanding. We’re never going to be perfect, but we are perfectly blessed with something we love and some knowledge it, however much that might be.
B) Training for tactile feeling in the now. Let’s take our time with the position and explore every nuance. Who cares what tomorrow brings, or what everyone else is doing? Our goal is getting lost in the detail of today, as it’s a process not a contest. =)
C) Enjoyment. Mortgaging the present is an indication of an excited, distracted mind in search of a better here and now. It’s a human tendency, harping back to the Garden of Eden. The key is having a sense of humor about it, and recognizing we’ve stepped out of our common sense a little (or a lot!).