The Problem Of Overthinking In Jiu-Jitsu: It’s Ruining Your Performance

One of the worst things you could do to yourself in Jiu-Jitsu (though, in life as well) is to overthink.
Overthinking is one of the most common issues among BJJ practitioners.

Brian Glick understands the problem in-depth… So it’d be wise to consider his perspective:

Many people look for more options – but having TOO MANY options reduces your effectiveness (and situational intelligence). There are suddenly so many possible avenues that choosing one can seem impossible.

Even when you create a decision tree – “if I do this, then that will happen, which means I need to decide this, and then that might happen, etc.” – you find yourself tumbling down a rabbit hole, never to emerge again.

You research all the variations, which leads to more research, more to think about.
Then you uncover more variations… Which lead to more research.

So what does all this mean in practical terms?
It means that you can’t possibly predict all of the variables and outcomes:

For this reason, we need to make decisions based on what we know and the most likely outcomes.

Set limits – look deeply and work on the problem for specific period of time.
Then decide how you’re going to tackle it and get to work.


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