A common sight in KL.

It doesn't matter where you live in KL, you will get caught in a traffic jam during rush hour. My house is a mere 14km from the dojo but it easily takes an hour for me to get to the club.

I was speaking to one of our club members the other day about KL traffic, which is the bane of my existence. Like me, she too often gets caught in rush hour traffic. Sometimes it takes her more than an hour to get to the dojo despite the fact that her workplace is around 6km away. It's crazy.

But despite all this, we still go to the dojo during rush hour because we want to do judo. Nothing good comes easy, I told her. She agreed.

If you want to do something just when it's convenient, that means you don't really like doing that thing in the first place. If it's important enough to you, you will bear any inconvenience.

There are many signs and clues that you can look for to see if a person will go far in judo. A simple one is to observe whether they are willing to brave the KL traffic jam to get to the dojo on time (or early even). Those who do so consistently are bound to become good at judo because it's obvious that judo is important to them.