Smooth Seas Do Not Make Skillful Sailors Analysis

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Smooth Seas Do Not Make Skillful Sailors “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors,” is a quote that can be interpreted in a few ways, but has one central idea. The idea is that in order to learn and achieve goals, we must face obstacles. This quote is one to live by and remember when facing difficult times. If the sea is always clear and calm then the sailor will not know how to handle a storm when it hits. With every new challenge the sailor encounters, more knowledge and skills are gained. The same is true for everyday life. No one learns by always being right, and never wrong. Acknowledging mistakes and tackling challenges is a learning experience and helps us grow, because we then know how to solve the same problems and apply them …show more content…
A student may attend classes without fail, but that does not mean they will be successful. In order to be a successful student, it is necessary to stay on task, pay attention, and complete assignments. Simply attending class does not mean the material discussed is understood. If students do not practice and complete their work, they will not be able to utilize what they would have learned in the future. It is important to learn from mistakes. Imagine baking a cake, and forgetting the eggs. The cake will not cook or taste right. Being upset and not bothering to find where it went wrong will not improve your baking skills. When the need for cake arises again, you will not know how to bake one correctly. Instead, be calm and locate the mistake. Even if you do not try to bake another cake, you will know what to do next time and the task will be easier. Not acknowledging mistakes and learning from them means there will never be any …show more content…
I was introverted, quiet and more than a little socially awkward. Knowing that, it is not outrageous to believe that the prospect of obtaining a job, having a job interview, meeting new people, and possibly making mistakes made me anxious and loomed menacingly at the back of my mind. However, the idea of being jobless and never being able to support myself and others was worse. I worried and stressed over the interview from the time I set it up all the way to the interview itself. I was tense, shaky, and even a little light headed the entire time, but I managed to control and present myself well enough that I thought it went well. When it was over, the relief was immediate, but I felt accomplished. It was not long before I was hired and meeting my coworkers. Since then I have learned and overcome many of my fears, and I know it was worth taking the chance and conquering my anxiety to learn and improve myself. If I had let the situation overwhelm me enough to give up on my goal, I would not be who I am today. I valued my goal enough that I would not give

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