Yoda was a smart little green dude, who nailed it when he said:
“Do, or do not, there is no try.”
Everyday we try new things, we explore, and we work towards our goals. However, there isn’t often a rush or sense of urgency. “I’ll do it later” or “I have plenty of time” are familiar sentiments that I even catch myself saying often. So what can we do to become as successful as Yoda who can lift an X-wing with his thoughts?
We can do exactly what it takes to get where we want, with no excuses… period.
Do you know exactly what you want? I bet if someone put a gun to your head at this very moment and said “tell me exactly what you want and make it happen in the next three months or you’re dead” I bet you’d figure it out and accomplish it. However, if there’s no sense of urgency you most likely won’t get it done.
When you start projects do you “give them a try” or do you make it your mission to accomplish them bar none, pedal to the metal without excuses, distractions, or self doubt?
Luke wasn’t on a mission to get the X-wing out of the swamp and already had defeated himself before he gave an attempt…
Luke: We’ll never get it out now!
Yoda: So certain are you? Always with you it cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?
Luke: Master, moving stones around is one thing, but 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.
If you wanted to go out and make a million dollars this year, it could happen. You don’t try, you do. The moment you realize that, by realizing you have the potential to do anything you want in this world, your life changes forever. Want to go to Paris… do it, want to get a new job… do it, want to find the girl of your dreams… do it. Make it your mission, seek and destroy, don’t let anything hold you back.
What have you only being trying at lately without giving it your all?
What kind of things are you on the straight path to success for?
Should we create some urgency here at Planting Dollars to track a 3 month goal you have with weekly benchmarks?
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