Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Wisdom of Yoda

By now, we all know his most famous saying:
Do or do not, there is no try.
I used to think it was cute, but impractical. If you don't try, how are you ever going to succeed. What about the really hard stuff?

Well, as it turns out, I think I was wrong. Saying that you're going to try something is setting yourself up for not succeeding. It mentally gives you a way out. You don't have to be disappointed and you won't have "failed" because you were never really that set on it in the first place.

Don't try to do it. Just do it.

If what you need to accomplish is too large a task to "just do", then break it down into smaller tasks. Do each one. Yoda would be proud.

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