Definition of "Quarterlife Crisis" : A period of life ranging from twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful of their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult.
The "Quarterlife Crisis" is a new age term being thrown around. It’s a relative to the well known, "Midlife Crisis." Each segment of your life represents a transition and crossroads into your future and these two crises can start to formulate very quickly, bringing on lots of stress, reflection, and irrational decisions.
I firmly believe that the immediate decrease in the pursuit of knowledge and lack of continued mental stimulation following the "end"of your traditional schooling, allows this crisis to develop.
Sometimes we are struck with a feeling of uncertainty; we are unsure of what we truly desire for our future. This is when the QLC manifests. It could be so many things. You may not have a firm grip on employment, finances, and relationships. It is hard to pinpoint an exact cause. We are complex creatures.
I have not been immune to this crisis and have only come out less scathed due to the principles learned through Jiu-Jitsu that taught me how to face life and difficult situations.
How will Jiu-Jitsu cure this "ailment"?
Jiu-Jitsu is the most proven and effective Martial Art for Self-Defense. However, the training that goes on within your subconsciously, will be the prescription of medicine you receive that leads to Jiu-Jitsu curing the crisis. It will require your ability to problem solve and provide you with a new set of eyes and 20/20 vision of the world around you.
As you train and practice Jiu-Jitsu you begin to progress through techniques and become skilled. However; along the way, you will start to see MUCH GREATER effects!
Here are FOUR reasons Jiu-Jitsu helps...
"You are only as successful as the FIVE people you hang around." - Jim Rohn
Five transformations I have witnessed
These are not coincidences and they are the WHY and HOW to how you and others can avoid or breakthrough the "Quarterlife Crisis" plateau. Never stop experimenting, trying, playing, and always look for better ways.
If you are someone that has used Jiu-Jitsu to enhance your life, I would love to hear. If you know someone that needs Jiu-Jitsu to help them reach a breakthrough in their life, make sure you introduce them to Jiu-Jitsu. It will be more than a favor, it will be a way to change and shape their life forever!
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