There’s that aspect. There’s also the aspect of a person is getting bored with it, and they start feeling like they should kind of finish what they started, as in get the black belt they initially wanted. If someone’s got three years in and is contemplating quitting, it’s a bit easier to justify sticking around for another year or so to reach the goal they set out for. Kind of along the line of “I’ve come this far, it would be a shame to not get my black belt out of it.”
Veru true, and I hope to never ever get to that point (again that is..). That is, to train with some obligation of 'well I've come this far I may as well...'. I would just have to be completely honest, do some deep soulsearching and ask myself why I am training. I spent too many years training just out of obligation and fear of leaving until I finally summoned up the courage to ask "Why?".
It's amazing how many tend to prize that mindset, of just finishing off what you started even if your heart is just clearly not in it one iota... Whilst there are benefits in terms of discipline, and especially if it's training through difficult periods if it's something you're truly wanting to aim for, but I'm referring moreso to those who are going because they believe that they 'should'. It's really soul-crushing to keep that up and not listen to what's screaming out within you..
It's sort of cool that people are putting themselves out there and trying out martial arts, finding that it isn't for them, and then moving on. It definitely isn't just laziness for sure. I feel as though if you keep pushing yourself through class when you're just hating it in order to achieve some arbitrary goal (believing that everything will change when I get that...) you'll probably feel just as empty as you did before you got it..
Just some ramblings from my experience haha