Iron sharpens irons. This is a saying we use often in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu which I believe originated from the Bible Proverbs 27:17.
The old saying sounds good but what does it mean?
There are obviously endless interpretations of just about any maxim or idea. But when I see the saying iron sharpens iron I see it this way. . .
If in order for me to grow, I have to have someone as hard, tough or as skilled as me.
With your BJJ training. If you only have people who are unable to really push you. You may find your game getting stagnant.
When you roll with your training partners in the gym and they stop your BJJ techniques. You should be almost excited it happened.
Because just like going into the gym and lifting weights where we break down and stress the muscles so they get bigger and stronger. When we are doing Brazilian Jiujitsu when someone stops our techniques from working. This is a similar situation.
Once they beat or stop our techniques during training. We then are forced to rise to a new level, to look for new ways, and it makes us more creative as well physically and mentally stronger.
So iron sharpens irons. If you’re in the gym and one of your training partners stops your techniques.
Be thankful, and look for a way to improve and do the same to them so that you can both develop further.
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