“It’s better to endure the discomfort of the truth now than suffer the discomfort of the lie later.”
This is perfect.
When you reach a certain skill level in Jiu Jitsu, it becomes much easier to hide your deficiencies and flaws. Simply stick to what you’re good at, keep the ball in your court.
In essence, hide.
But eventually, the facade will come crashing down. The aspects of your game you’ve blissfully ignored, or worse, kept hidden, will undoubtedly be exposed in time. And that sucks.
What better example of this than the leg lock game? The old guard who scoffed at it have been supplanted by innovators and more open-minded peers.
Evolve or die, right?
Sure, it can be painful to be awful again. But who cares. Better to embrace the beginner’s mindset now, than to endure the pain of being “found out” later.