Yoda Was Right

I’m not a Star Wars buff by any means, but I was fascinated by Yoda.

Mostly, I was fascinated by all the little pearls of wisdom he routinely came up with.

My favorite? 

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

There is a big difference between doing and trying … just like there’s a big difference between knowing and doing.

I’m sure you know people who say, “I know how to eat healthy … I just need to do it.”

Or, “I know I need to exercise consistently … I just need to do it.”

Knowing gets you nowhere. Progress only comes from action.

And the same logic applies to the person who is always “trying” instead of “doing.”

You might ask them, “Are you going to make it to the gym three times this week?”

“I’ll try,” they say.

Or, “Are you going to make sure you have protein and veggies with each meal today?”

“I’ll try,” they say.

Saying you’ll “try” implies that you’re already thinking there’s a chance you’ll fail.

And it’s really hard to achieve anything with that kind of mindset.

So instead of saying you’re going to “try” to [fill in the blank] … let’s make this mindset shift this week.

Let’s pick something that you have at least an 8/10 confidence level you can do, and say, “I’m going to do that today.”

Nothing more, nothing less.

Then, do it again the next day.

And the next.

And the next.

Get into the habit of doing, instead of always being the person who tries (which implies that sometimes you succeed and sometimes you fail).

I guarantee your success rate of doing will reach an all-time high.

And so will your results.