Whether you are a fan of Star Wars or not, you can’t deny the wisdom packed into the eight simple words uttered by Master Yoda:
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
So often in business, we think that the point is to try —
- Try something new.
- Try to grow the business.
- Try to succeed.
But the secret to success is not in the trying, it’s in the doing.
Care to explore this logic with me?
To try, means to attempt something. Unfortunately, this type of mindset leaves you open to the possibility of not succeeding. Your thoughts easily drift to doubt, or fear, or the “what if’s” of not winning.
Elite performers are committed to a mindset that victory is a foregone conclusion. There is a huge difference. Do they always win? No. But their mindset prepares them to win, eliminating even the remotest option of failing. Rather than trying their hardest, they do their best every time.
When you focus on the outcome you desire, and your commitment level excludes any other possible outcome, you become a doer. And doers achieve greatness. Though it may not happen the 1st, 10th or even 100th time, they continue to DO, not merely try. And that is why in the end, they succeed.