Although there are certainly life lessons and traditional rules of etiquette that apply to all situations, there are a handful of seemingly good habits that can work against you in the boxing ring. What you do in life, how you conduct yourself day-to-day, doesn’t always mesh well with what you need to practice in the gym in order to properly protect yourself. When you break it down, you might be surprised how many of the good habits you were constantly reminded of as a child, just don’t apply to life in the gym. The good habits you worked to perfect actually translate into bad boxing technique. Some of these physical traits and mental beliefs you have worked so hard to follow are now the very ideals you need to leave at the gym door in order to become a better fighter.