<a href="http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=323537">Iceman's thread</a> brough up simular feeling in me. (Although I don't feel like him exactly with jiu-jitsu.) I have been feeling pretty burned out lately. I just can't get pumped up for practice much! There is a seminar with Showgun on Monday and a few tournaments comming up, but I feel so ambivalent about attending. Yet after almost nine months of grappling, I don't feel as excited as I used to. This shouldn't be: I won the last tournament, was promoted recently, have never been better at grappling, and I am in the best shape since high school. When I started I entered every tournament and attended every seminar I could. Now I don't have that inner "need" I once had even though I'm much better. This is very strange! Why can I do to get excited about the sport again. I don't want to quit. I must not quit! But how can I remain motivated?