Never Grow, By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”. I think this quote is an explanation of a lot going on right now, and I will show that by using my own experiences as a guide. To grow even more you need to push past mastery. This could include sports, by pushing yourself even harder, and life by stepping out of your comfort zone. In sports their is always the need to push yourself past what you normally do. You may be comfortable with some things, and perfect those, but the game may call for you to do something different, and if you can’t you have lost. Variables in any sport are always changing, and require you to adapt to these new challenges. I’ll use soccer…show more content…
If you master one thing in life, such as how to communicate with close friends. That is good, but it doesn’t help in the long run. How would you expand your circle of friends. You couldn’t, you would have to step out of your bubble to do things like that. You need to open yourself up to learn new skills, to push yourself farther forward in life. If you stay in the same circle of skills and experiences. If you don’t expand your circle, you will have nowhere to go if things go sour. Keeping yourself surrounded with the same experiences is also detrimental to how you can live. If you don’t take in new things this can destroy any new chances you may have to move forward with yourself. Your progress in whatever you may be doing will be destroyed. Some people say that mastery is where you need to get to. But, is it really? There is always something further, something just out of reach. That you just need to work a little more so that you can reach it. That’s where your goals need to be, just out of your reach. This will make you work for, and not just sit back and relax. Life isn’t just gonna sit still, and let your mastery conquer it. Life is gonna fight back and put curves in your path. So, if you just focus on one thing you won’t be prepared for the curves and you're gonna crash. So, with Emerson’s quote, it explains to me a lot of the issues that are going on right now. You can’t just be content in mastery, with sports you need to push your limits, and with life you need to step out of your comfort zone. You should look inside of yourself, and ask am I doing
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