Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

How many times have you heard someone tell you to get out of your comfort zone or that change happens when you leave your comfort zone? I know I’ve heard this plenty and it turns out that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. felt the same way. Challenges and controversy cause us to change, because we are forced to step up and fight. Fight for what we stand for.

This concept seems like it could apply to the Jiu Jitsu world as well. Progress is almost never made in comfort and convenience. Growth comes from mistakes made that teach us where we went wrong. We have the road map right in front of us to fix it. Seemingly enough, therein lies another challenge…will you put in the discomfort and effort to FIX it?

Learning Jiu Jitsu is a constant battle and seemingly endless struggle, because it RIPS you out of your comfort zone… but in the best way possible. So, how do you want to be measured? Someone who was comfortable, but quits at the first sign of trouble? Or someone who will persevere through strife time and time again? Someone who looks struggle in the face and stands tall with all the confidence in the world because THEY GOT THIS. 

-Compound Fitness