“I’m trying my best… I’ve tried 1000 times before… I will try to do better the next time…” Common expressions we hear and say every day. But if you find yourself using those expressions repeatedly, then you need to listen carefully to my message today. It is a lesson not from me, but rather from one of the wisest creatures to ever walk the face of this planet…YODA!
You know…Yoda…the fictional Jedi-master from the famous Star Wars movies. There’s a famous scene from The Empire Strikes Back movie where Yoda is instructing Luke Skywalker in how to use the Force.
He asks Luke to retrieve his broken down spaceship out of a pit where it has sunk, using only his mind. Luke, of course, thinks this is impossible. Sure, he has been able to move stones around this way. But a spaceship? That’s completely different. Or is it?
Yoda patiently explains that it is only different in his mind. Luke reluctantly agrees to “give it a try.” Yoda famously says, “No! Try not. Do! Or do not! There is no try.”