Welcome to Poems On Skill Development. I will try to give a clear understanding on this important topic. I will take help of two Short Stories and few Quotations for better understanding. Skill development is required at every stage of our life. With the development of skills, we can do the things in a better way. Poems On Skill Development are written in simple English with the following titles….

  • Poem – 1 – Do Simple Things Rightly
  • Poem – 2 – Be Convinced

Before we read the poems, stories and quotations, let us know the following things from internet to understand this topic properly…..

  • Dictionary Meaning Of Skill
  • What is Skill Development?

Better we try to know one by one….



  1. the ability to do something well, especially because of training practice, etc.

( It takes great skill to make such beautiful jewellery. )

  1. an ability that you need in order to do a job, an activity, etc. well


Skill development means a process which enables trainees and working age people to gain access to dexterity, knowledge and ability, career ethics and good working attitude by skill training, establishing skill standards, and other related activities.

Now let us read the poems written by me with the following titles….

  • Poem – 1 – Do Simple Things Rightly
  • Poem – 2 – Be Convinced



Have patience

Increase your patience

Do simple things rightly

Make it a habit to do simple things rightly

Wow! You will acquire skill surely

To do difficult things easily.

******Ratikanta Singh******

POEM – 2


Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Make good decisions everyday

Make good decisions at every stage of your life

Making good decisions is a crucial skill my dear friends

Please don’t forget this

Make it a habit please.

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Your physical force will be of no use

Where there is need of skill

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Excellence is not a skill

It’s an attitude my dear.

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Gain skill, skill gives confidence

Skill and confidence can be deadly combination

To fulfill all your dreams and ambition

This you don’t forget please.

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Learn communication skill

Improve your communication skills

Be convinced – Be confident

You can certainly improve the quality of your life.

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Acquire new set of skills

Learn as much skill as you please

Learn skills to take risk

Learn skills to fight back

Learn skills to be resilient

Be fair to yourself

Be fair to others too

Fairness is also a skill

Be very much convinced

Please believe

Learning skills increases chance to succeed in life.

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Be eager

Skills do give confidence to do things differently and convincingly

Skills can make you a satisfied person daily.

If you go on adding new,new skills

Be convinced

Hello! Friends!!

Be convinced

Be confident

The world needs versatile talent

Be versatile and utilize your talent

For the good of this planet.

******Ratikanta Singh******

Now let us read two stories high lighting the Importance of Skill Development….


Once upon a time, a well built wood cutter went with his axe and asked for a job from a timber merchant. The merchant really wanted a wood cutter. So he gave the job.

The wood cutter was very happy. The pay was really good. The work conditions were also good. For this reason, the wood cutter was determined to do his best.

The merchant showed him the area where he was supposed to work.

The first day , the wood cutter brought 22 trees. The merchant was happy and “congratulated” him and said continue to do in this way.

The wood cutter was motivated by the words of the merchant. He tried harder the next day, but he only could bring 18 trees.

The third day the wood cutter tried even harder, but he only could bring 11 trees.

Day after day he was bringing less and less trees. “I must be losing my strength”, the wood cutter thought. He went to the merchant and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on….

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the merchant asked.

“Sharpen?” I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees.

With this question from the merchant, the wood cutter could understand and realized why he was not able cut more trees.

( This story gave us a picture of decreasing efficiency of the wood cutter )


Now, let us read another story with the title- ‘SHARPEN YOUR AXE’ related to two different wood cutters. This story will clearly tell about skill development….


John, a wood cutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise in his salary. The company hired Bill and within a year he got a raise in his salary.

John was surprised and resented Bill’s getting a raise after only a year and went to his boss to talk about it.

The boss said, “You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result – oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up.”

John went back, started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn’t able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told John to go to Bill and talk to him. “May be there is something Bill knows that you and I don’t.”

John went to Bill and asked him how he managed to cut more trees?

Bill answered, “After every tree I cut, I take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. Then, he asked when was the last time you sharpened your axe?”

Let us all remember that our past glory and education don’t count much. Investment in Skill Development Programme is must for every individual or every employee of a company.

Now a days it is seen that in different areas of every profession new techniques and skills are emerging at regular interval or almost everyday. We should not stop learning and continuously enhance our skill and acquire new skill. Up – gradation of skill is must for better survival in this competitive world.

Let us read Skill Development Quotations….


QUOTE – 1 – You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills. …. JIM ROHN

QUOTE – 2 – Skills are never taught, they are acquired. I can give you a camera, but can’t feed your vision. …. RAGHU RAI

QUOTE – 3 – Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune. …. JIM ROHN

QUOTE – 4 – I am always doing which I cannot do,in order that I may learn how to do it. …. PABLO PICASSO

QUOTE – 5 – Easy is not an option .. No days off.. Never quit .. Be fearless .. Talent you have naturally .. Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work. …. USAIN BOLT

QUOTE – 6 – A winner is someone who recognizes his God – given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. …. LARRY BIRD

QUOTE – 7 – Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So, what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self – confident and more and more successful. …. MARK VICTOR HANSEN

QUOTE – 8 – Once I slow down because I think I have reached my peak, then my skills will go nowhere but down. …. BRUCE LEE

QUOTE – 9 – Boxing is a science. You don’t just walk into a gym and start punching. Fighters are born with differences in physical ability, but you also see a big difference in their skills. That’s the trainers influence at work. …. EDDIE FUTCH

QUOTE – 10 – Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter. …. GIL AMELIO

QUOTE – 11 – The five S’s of sports training are : stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit. …. KEN DOHERTY

QUOTE – 12 -The purpose of education to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers. …. APJ ABDUL KALAM

QUOTE – 13 – When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. …. JOHN RUSKIN

QUOTE – 14 – Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success. …. SCOTT ADAMS

QUOTE – 15 – Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. …. JAMES J CORBETT

QUOTE – 16 – Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. …. GEORGE HERBERT

QUOTE – 17 – It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. …. WILBUR WRIGHT

QUOTE – 18 – Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. …. PETER DRUCKER

QUOTE – 19 – Force has no place where there is need of skill. …. HORODOTUS

QUOTE – 20 – Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive. …. JEAN CHATZKY

QUOTE – 21 – Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill. …. TONY BUZAN

QUOTE – 22 – He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. …. EDMUND BURKE

QUOTE – 23 – Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised. …. BRIT HUME

QUOTE – 24 – Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. …. ROBERT HALF

QUOTE – 25 – When a country has the skill and self – confidence to take action against its biggest problems. It makes outsiders eager to be part of it. …. BILL GATES

QUOTE – 26 – No amount of learning goes to waste. It adds to building your skill set and intellect. …. SHRUTI HASSAN

QUOTE – 27 – We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill…. it demands broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we can not have constructive progress. …. LI KA – SHING

QUOTE – 28 – In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn. …. JOHN NAISBITT

QUOTE – 29 – Don’t bring your need to the market place, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the market place. If you need money, go to the bank, but not to the market place. …. JIM ROHN

QUOTE – 30 – When it comes to cooking, it’s a skill you learn and develop. …. AINSLEY HARRIOTT

QUOTE – 31 – An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. …. STEPHEN COVEY


It is a well known fact that developing skills involves the process of self – improvement. Therefore, focuses on strengthening of knowledge, capabilities and self – awareness. This helps a lot to reach one’s personal goals.

Development of skills are generally required in personal attributes, personality traits. At the same time the advantages of Skill Development are… to increase in proficiency, to grow skill set, achieve task in less time with more and better result, increase in performance level.

Hope, the is important topic has been dealt properly and you have liked it. Please feel free to give your valuable comment and suggestions.


***Ratikanta Singh***


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