Early in my martial arts instruction, whenever something happened that blocked my progress, I was given the following advice: “It’s part of training.”
Do you have an injury that is preventing you from attending class? Has class been cancelled? Are you experiencing a plateau? Have you had to step back and focus on the fundamentals to correct your technique? Anything that requires you to remain committed to the art is part of training.
It is a call to look at the bigger picture. One technique, one class, one moment is not success or failure. It is only part of training.