"Smooth Seas" Motivational Canvas Art by IKONICK. Can you weather the storm?
There is an old saying: If there is a ship on the ocean, chances are there will be some bad weather.
Storms are a part of life at sea. If you are going to set sail, you have to be ready for the worst. The good news is, adversity is one of the best teachers. It forces you into a situation that you might not have gone into willingly. But that's exactly when you find out what you are made of and how far you can push yourself.
If a storm is coming, don't stay in the harbor—the wind and waves will smash your ship into the rocks and docks. Raise the anchor, point the bow toward the dark clouds, and learn by doing.
When you steer head-on into a challenge, in life or at sea, the stakes are high. You either develop the abilities needed to succeed, or you sink.
Something about being in dire straits brings out the best in us. Our adrenaline kicks in, we can think and act quicker, and generally become more effective decision makers. By increasing what is required of us, we can stretch our ability to match the challenge. It may not be comfortable, but it's how we learn to thrive in the storm. After all, smooth seas never made a skilled sailor.
Life is the same way. If you never stretch your abilities, you’ll never get any better.
Anyone can steer a boat through calm waters. It is knowing how to manage when the stakes are high that shows true merit. Translation: It's easy to stay disciplined when life is going well, but when stress bubbles up and problems seem to overload you all at once, it is a lot tougher to stick to your goals.
Life comes in waves. Sometimes it's calm seas, other times you are holding on for dear life. Learn to appreciate the choppy waters as the teachers they are. If you can carry on through the storm, you can handle anything.
"Smooth Seas" original canvas wall artwork visualizes the benefit of rough waters in life. If you can learn to stay calm and effective in the chaos of a storm, you will be an unstoppable force when things are going well. Steer into the swells and become a better sailor.