A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
This quote means that when dealing with a hard situation, you become a tougher and more resilient person. So the next time you say ‘damn I wish that this was easier’ remind yourself that this situation is happening for a reason. This situation is going to help you with your personal development and strengthen your mindset. It’s a learning curve for a reason- that reason is that it’s going to make you a better person than what you were yesterday.
I feel that this quote is really current with what’s happening in the world. With restrictions easing in the UK mostly on July 4th, I think that this is an important quote to reflect on. COVID 19 lockdown has been hard for many of us for many different reasons. However, it’s been a big learning curve for us all. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves and what is important to us. It’s made us a tougher person and will help us with future challenging situations. We’ve learned to cut our own hair, we’ve learned to replicate our favourite restaurant dishes, and most importantly we’ve learned what is really essential and important to us. Would we have learned all of this if lockdown didn’t happen? Probably not! So take time to reflect and be proud of how far you have come.
When things become challenging or when all motivation is lost, just remember you made it through a lockdown for so long, you have the power to get through anything!