How many times have you said that you will try to do something? Do you try to teach your baby to walk or do you do it? Do you try to potty train or do you do it?
After reading this, I am hoping you will stop trying and start doing!
I want you to try something for me.
I want you to try to touch your nose.
No, let’s do that again. Try to touch your nose.
You aren’t trying it. You are doing it.
As the great Yoda from Star Wars said. "Do. Or do not. There is no try.“
How would you like it if you asked your son to clean up his room and he said, "I’ll try." Um not so great huh? So let’s think about what you may be trying to do.
Are you trying to get in shape?
What small steps would you need to commit to so that you could say I am getting in shape.
Your words are powerful. If you say try, you are letting yourself in to the possibility that you will not follow through.
I am going to try to stop drinking during the week. Or, I am going to stop drinking during the week. Or I will stop drinking during the week. These words command action.
Are you going to try to teach your kid to walk? Or try to get them potty trained? I don’t think so. You are going to do it. Even if it’s hard. Even if it takes awhile. I think we say try because we know it might not happen right away. Well, that’s ok, every single day is a day to do, not to try.
Focus on the goal
Focus on the small steps forward
The way to succeed is not to try. It is to do.