November 17, 2011

Do or do not . . .

. . . there is no try


  1. Hi David,

    I gave you a Versatile Blogger Award.


    P.S. If you're interested check out my blog.

  2. This is one of my favorite quotes!!


  3. I too nominated you for a VBA. This quote is one of my favorites. Says much about the power of intention in very few words.

  4. Thank you both, Kitty and SubRosa, I appreciate the recognition, I will indeed check out your blogs.

    Yes, Serenity, Yoda is indeed a very strict Master ;-)

    Nearly 40 years ago I was in a training conference and having volunteered, I was called to the front of the auditorium. The instructor placed a simple straight backed chair in front of me and said, "Try and pick up this chair."
    And of course I reached down and picked it up and smiled. He looked at me and said, "Put the chair back down, and once again, try to pick it up, don't pick it up like you did last time. Try and pick it up."
    Of course, there is no try, you either do it or you don't.
    Thank you for your comments, it is an excellent notion.

  5. So if Yoda's wise and all that, why doesn't he know that the negative of "do" is "don't do" or "do not do"?
    Walk, Walk Not at the street crossing? I don't think so...