While a certain portion of an individual’s confidence is derived chemically, or through genetics, a great deal of the way a person views themselves and their abilities is learned, or through repetitive conditioning. We are all aware that being in an abusive relationship, for instance, takes its toll on the confidence of the parties involved. There are many other ways that a person’s confidence levels can be reduced as well, including repetitive failures in their undertakings, substance abuse, and a low level of self-discipline. These are all terrible ingredients of the human condition which, undeniably exist, but they show a light at the end of the tunnel. If there are ways that people can reduce the confidence of themselves and others, then, conversely, there must be effective measures that can boost people’s confidence as well, setting them up for a happier and more successful life.
The sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has everything to do with confidence building. The knowledge that you are getting stronger, tougher, and more mentally and physically fit through repetitive training can work wonders on all other aspects of your life. The sense of team, of community, can greatly increase confidence even when you are not with your training partners. Being out in town, having a personal knowledge that you know Jiu Jitsu and are getting pretty darn good at it affects the way you carry yourself. You no longer feel like you have something to prove. At his Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu academy, Marcello Monteiro embodies that confidence that everyone strives to achieve. He displays, as well as teaches, a cool confidence that is never mistaken for arrogance, yet is undeniable to all who come into contact with him. If you need a confidence booster, and are in the area, you can visit Marcello Monteiro's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu home base academy on south Emerson Avenue. You can also learn about Marcello, his background and biography, his Jiu Jitsu curriculum and philosophy, as well as many other interesting facts about Jiu Jitsu and the Monteiro brand at bjjcoach.com.
Do yourselves a favor and do something positive for yourselves, tonight. Our time on earth is short, and is over in a blink of an eye. Break a sweat, learn a skill, feel good about yourself, and walk into work tomorrow or into your next social event with your head held a little bit higher. Faithful reader, you deserve it! Also, if you get a chance, check out bjjcoach.com, or look up Marcello Monteiro at his Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu academy or at his next seminar or exhibition in a town near you. I am confident that you will not regret it!
- By: Ryan Berry