I think too often, people are afraid of going out and searching for their purpose in life. It is a cold and scary world sometimes and the easy thing to do is always embark on someone else’s mission and not your own. The problem with that is that you will never be able to fulfill your purpose and actualize yourself if you are not true to your mission.
When I started Jiu-Jitsu, I had no idea it would go as far as it has. It has come a long way from the guy that stumbled into the wrong class and loved it so much he decided to come back (to the wrong class).
After some time training Jiu-Jitsu, it became something much more to me. The joy I experienced during training sessions grew. It was no longer just training sessions that gave me joy. It was winning competitions. It was teaching others. It was helping others. It was the learning. It was the constant feeling of having my mind-blown from otherwise trivial or unnoticeable details.
It was only natural then that I gravitated towards it more and more. I wanted to share it with the world and share it with others.
During this gravitation, I don’t think I really understood why I put so much into it. I joke sometimes that I just hate losing so I have to train much more and much harder than my peers. The truth of the matter is that I just love it. I love winning. I love (hate) losing. I love Jiu-Jitsu. I love the impact it has on my life and I doubly love the impact I have on others.
Simply: I think I just put my ass where my heart wants to be.