Law 88 – Position Yourself To Be Skilled To Change Your Life
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.(English Proverb)
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
(Mark Victor Hansen)
Skill(ed) – The ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well. Competent excellence in performance; expertness; dexterity.
Quote #1 – What Is It Suggesting?
This quote is so simple, it’s beautiful.
It suggests that in order to become skilled, you need to encounter bumps along the way.
In order to develop your abilities; your knowledge; your competence; you have to encounter bumps along the way.
If all you ever encounter is “smooth sailing”, then you will learn little or nothing.
If you encounter “rough waters” (i.e. bumps along the way), then you will have to increase you abilities; exercise your abilities; by having to learn how to overcome those obstacles.
Quote #2 – What Is It Suggesting?
Don’t sit around.
Don’t wait for things to be just right.
Because except under the rarest of circumstances, things will NEVER be just right.
Things will never be perfect.
You are always going to encounter bumps in the road.
That’s consistent with the first quote, which suggested that you will never become skilled unless you encounter bumps in the road.
One quote says you need bumps in the road.
The second quote says you will always encounter bumps in the road.
So, I guess this means the universe is always going to give us what we need!
Bumps Along The Road
Each bump you encounter is going to cause you grief, but once you overcome it, you will emerge stronger.
And guess what happens as you overcome obstacles?
You acquire skills.
You emerge stronger.
So What Am I Suggesting?
I’m suggesting that we should all stop worrying about the bumps and obstacles we encounter along the way.
Because they are inevitable.
They are ALWAYS going to be there and we are ALWAYS going to encounter them.
Instead of worrying about them, we should learn from them.
Learning from them will increase our skills.
Learning from them will make us stronger.
In short, stop worrying and start living.
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Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .
Stanley F. Bronstein
Agent of Super Change