It seems like the dedicated are always tired; the passionate are always pooped. If you’re working hard at what you’re doing, if you’re losing sleep to get things done, you may have found your passion. Man, I’m always tired. Between teaching high school English and running an academy and raising three kids, I’m beat. There are a lot of people who work way harder than I do and I appreciate their dedication to the things they do.
There are some jiu-jitsu people who have dedicated themselves to the art. They are the ones who never miss a class, buy and study DVDs, stay after class to work on moves, buy books and read blogs about jiu-jitsu, go to seminars, and keep notebooks about what they’ve learned. I’m sure some days they’re tired too. But, I’d like to encourage those people to continue what they’re doing. Your passion will pay off.