So I know its common to think this when you're still in the middle of your white belt, but I'm not; I've been doing BJJ for 8 years ( 9 in February ) and a blue belt of 6, and still feel like I suck. I've watched and still see guys come in off the streets and pass me up in few months vs the YEARS I've put into this art. We have two white belts who both started within the last 10 months and compete a lot who put me through hell and can tap me. I just feel like I've must have missed something to be so bad at 8 years. I've thought " Maybe I should just commit to being more a of a purist in my Jiujitsu " and only worked old-school Helio Gracie stuff,( My school is a more self-defense first, sport second kind of school ) then " Maybe I'm wrong and should focus on more modern sporty stuff ." Then "maybe I have just poor strength and conditioning and I'd be better if I increased that." I even switched schools to my current one 3 years ago because they train a lot harder than my previous... lather, rinse, repeat. I know I'm venting but I've never had anything in my life I loved as much as BJJ that I felt my progression was so incredibly slow in. I literally don't know how to get any better it seems like any idea I've had has flopped and I'm still getting wrecked.