Do or Do Not
Luke: Master, moving stones around is one thing. This is totally different.
Yoda: No. No different. Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned.
Luke: All right, I’ll give it a try.Yoda: No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.
Sometimes when I set a goal for myself, I’ll say I’ll try to accomplish that goal.
I’ll try to write 3 essays.
I’ll try to get a good internship.
I’ll try my best on this final exam.
Trying shows a lack of commitment. It shows that I’d like to accomplish this goal but I’m not confident I can. And if I do fail, at least I tried. Trying is better than doing nothing, but there needs to be intent. I need to set every goal with the intention that I will achieve it.
That’s my theme for this year, there is no trying, just doing or not doing.