In the martial arts, to make true and worthwhile progress, you would do well to have a few "things." One of those things is patience. Patience means you look at the long-term benefits of steady, consistent training; not too hard and not to easy, but training that’s varied, interesting, and --eventually --both meditative and challenging.
Another thing is the big picture view. Your martial arts practice should not be limited to --or even predominantly on --the mat. The aware