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Yoda says, "Do or DO NOT, there is no try.”

Monday Morning Motivation – Try

By: Curt Stowers

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Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day. Today we discuss "try."

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


While I’m not a big Star Wars fan, I have to give credit where credit is due:

  • “NO! Try Not! Do or DO NOT, there is no try.” - Yoda

Yoda’s words have become well known and widely repeated. That’s because they harbor some massive wisdom! Words are incredibly powerful. (Check out the topic of “Neuro Linguistic Programming” if you have any doubt on this!)

We define our reality with the words we speak

We literally define our reality with the words that we speak. Does that mean that we can “talk our way out of anything”? Yes and no. Certainly, we cannot transform our physical environment instantaneously with a few words. (The Star Trek computer that creates things instantly does not yet exist!)

We have the power to choose

However, we can transform our MENTAL environment IMMEDIATELY by choosing the words that we use to describe our situation. We have the power to CHOOSE what thoughts we allow and do not allow to enter—or at least remain—in our minds.

Do or DO NOT, there is no try

As Yoda points out, there is no “try” when it comes to the choice of what we allow into our minds. There is only the “do” of what we allow into our minds, and, ultimately, what is in our mind is far bigger than what is physically around us.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What do you need to quit trying and start doing?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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