A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is never about the age that determines your experience. Your experience comes with the amount of hardships you have encountered in your life and thus, acquired them. If your life has always been a bed of roses, you cannot claim yourself to be a person with experience.
People having a smooth lifestyle get things much before they have craved for them. Such people will not be able to realize all that it takes to sleep one night with an empty stomach. It is the hardships that one has to face in his or her life that decides the person’s foundation.
Life is a good teacher, and one who takes all its lessons seriously are sure to succeed in his life in the long run. Who else can teach you better than an empty wallet and an empty stomach? A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. One who has encountered all the hassles and overcame all of them is sure to lead.
A skilled sailor is the one who has witnessed all the obstacles in the sea, yet managed to reach the shore. Likewise, you need to overcome all the hurdles of life in order to grow enriched and successful in your life in the long term.
If you want to enhance your skills, you ought to allow yourself to be put in tough situations. At the same time, do not let the circumstances break you. Let those situations make you as well. This isn’t determined by the situations you face, but by the intensity of the obstacles you are put in.
A smooth sea never makes a skilled sailor, which means that you cannot expect a person to be strong enough if he has never seen hurdles in his life. It is only the challenges that make your life fascinating. The more you are put in hardships, the more shinier you become. It is more like the diamond that gets its shine only after it is polished.
The same goes for your life as well. You become shiny and glowy only after you have successfully managed to combat all the obstacles of your life. You sharpen your skills with time and with the experiences that you achieve throughout your life.