1. Humility/Respect - If you think you know it all, you're not gonna learn anything new. And someone will make you eat your words eventually.. nothing fires an opponent up more than a smug POS. Sure, there's cocky trash-talking fighters out there that are good, but their cockiness and carelessness is exploited by their opponents eventually, whereas guys like Fedor and GSP come out on top eventually.
2. Confidence/Fearlessness - Don't take your humility to the point of underconfidence though, you can't lose the battle in your head. Even being humble, know that you are better than anyone if you put your all into it. It might be next to impossible to be completely fearless, but squash any doubts the moment they come up.. think of all the successes you have.
3. Perseverance - Don't give up or get dismayed after a failure or two. Every guy that learns to fight starts out with technique like a muppet, it gets easier with practice. And every guy gets his ass handed to him the first few times he spars or rolls with guys that have been doing it for years. Don't let it deter you.
4. Aggression - Don't let your humility or respect get in the way of your aggression. The guy that holds back loses. Doesn't matter who you're up against.. if you're up against them, murder them, within whatever rules may or may not apply.
Last edited by Liddellianenko; 01-18-2008 at 01:01 PM.