Do or do not. There is no ‘try’.
Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
He may have been vertically challenged and had an unorthodox way of ordering his words but Yoda’s advice is easily understood. Focus on your goal, visualise what success looks like and then go for it 100% – whether you are going for a job interview, taking a crucial penalty in a football match or trying to raise your spacecraft from a swamp. (We’ve all had that final problem, haven’t we?)
Everything else that can inhibit us – the baggage of past experience, fear of failure or consequences, the opinions of others – is just an unnecessary distraction.
Simple words, but a powerful message – no wonder he was a Jedi Grand Master!