Skill and Will


Skill or Will

So what is your excuse? What do you blame for not achieving your goal? Skill or Will?

If you have the skill and no will the goal cannot be achieved but if you have the will stronger than your skill you can still do wonders.

Skill can be learnt  by taking any particular course and training  but will you have to develop yourself.

In today’s world where we all focus on improving and working on our skills. There is something equally important to skill and something we need to work on more than skill.

There are many success stories in history which evidences that if one has determination and will to do something they will achieve it no matter what obstacles they have. Let me share you a story of one such champion who will make us rethink about the excuse we give for not achieving the goal.

The story of Wilma Rudolph

With determination and perseverance all obstacles can be overcome. The story is about a physically challenged girl who overcame all the odds to become a champion

Wilma was born in USA in a poor family. When she was four years old, she had double pneumonia and scarlet fever. Both her deadly diseases left her paralyzed with polio. She had to wear a brace. But her mother never despaired. She encouraged her by all means. She told Wilma that with faith and determination, she could do anything she wanted. Wilma’s one dream was to become the fastest runner on earth.

At the age of 9, against the advice of doctors, she removed the brace and took the first step. At the age of 13, she took part in her fist race and came last. Then she took part in many races and always came last. Wilma did not give up. Finally, a day came when she stood first. At the age of 15, she went to Tennessee State University where she met a coach by the name Ed Temple .The coach helped her with the best he could.

The day came when she was one of the contestants at the Olympics. Wilma’s main rival was Jutta Heine. Jutta was never been beaten in race. The first event was 100 meter race. Wilma beat Jutta and won the gold medal followed by 200 meter race and won her second gold medal. She did not stop here. The third event was the 400 meter relay and this time also she was running against Jutta.In the relay event, the fastest runner runs the last lap . The relay race started. The first 3 people ran and changed the baton easily. When Wilma’s turn came, she dropped the baton. But when Wilma saw the Jutta running towards the finish lines, she shot like a lightning bolt and beat Jutta to win the third Gold medal.

To Conclude: Just like her there are many champions who did wonders because they had will to do so. If one has the will no disability or anything can stop them. Skill is the ability to do something well but when you fail in that thing only Will power will give the power to try again and never give up. I would like to end the article with the quote of Mohammad Ali

 “Champions aren’t made in gyms

Champions are made from something they have deep inside them

A Desire, A Dream, A Vision

They have to have last minute stamina, they have to be little faster

They have to have the skill And the Will

But the Will must be Stronger than the Skill “

When the skill fails only will can make you try again and never give up.                                             

                                                                           – Muhammad Ali.


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