I am looking for responses from instructors on this one, please...
How would you tell if a student is getting burned out and in danger of quitting? What signs would you notice that signaled this to you?
My own instructor and I recently had some friction on this point. I ahd been training 4 nights a week before a seminar/tournament weekend, and apparently was showing some stress during these events. Afterward, I felt o.k., but my teacher is pushing me to take some time off.
I think that as long as I am working with enthusiasm, and making honest efforts to improve, not making lame excuses for not being there or working half-heartedly, that I am o.k. I have my moments of frustration, like everyone, but I get over them.
I have nothing but respect for my teacher, but maybe I just don't see what he is seeing in me. Any insights would be appreciated.