Many years ago number one son was complaining to number two son about his school work......number two son said "Your problem is that you only learn the facts while I learn the concepts." You might recognize this as the same son who was appalled by paint by number at age four....needless to say, today he is a gifted teacher. Sorry us moms like to get a little brag in, now and then.
However, that thought has stayed with me. I watched it in action, on the boat last week. The course was charted, plans were made and we were on our way, but the exhilaration lay in the unknown .....the weather,the current,the wind.....it was all a catalyst for the challenge. I watched, the four sailors on board, draw from their understanding of those concepts, mixed with their experience , meet the challenge head on.......and loving every minute of it. Was it without anxiety or fear....of course not! But oh the wonder of it.....and that's how I love to quilt!
What's your approach?