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.

January 9, 2021

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