Stop taking it so seriously and have fun. Capoeira is a game. If you adopt capoeira philosophy as a life philosophy, then Life is a Game. So it should be played with a smile on your face. Enjoying and knowing that sometimes you’re going to fall on your ass. You are going to get up, do a rolê, and laugh.
Some days you are going to be killing it. Some days you are going to get killed. It’s just part of it.
Don’t beat yourself up. It creates a reverse effect. It’s giving you an excuse to do less, less, and less.
— From talks with Cueca