hear “I’m trying” a lot. Two thought
always come to my mind thanks partly to the power of media. The first is Yoda’s comment in Star Wars,
“there is no try, there is only do or do not”.
The second is Nike’s words of wisdom- “just do it”. To me “trying” is a halfhearted effort to
succeed, which implies the distinct possibility of failure. Trying implies that
a thing is hard to do, and that it may very well not get done. There are only
two things in life that you and I can control - YOUR efforts and YOUR
attitude. Everything else is outside
your control to some extent. Trying
seems to bring with it the negative "but" and the negative
Trying is vying, vying for time; vying for attention. It implies a struggle, a struggle that you may very well lose. Trying is buying, buying an excuse to fail even before you meet the challenge. Trying is lying, lying to yourself, and that's not what you need.
Either we do a thing or we don't. Either we are doing something or we're not. Trying is a poor excuse for doing. If you want to do something, then forget about trying and DO IT.
Trying implies that there is a large doubt in your mind that you will accomplish that which you are supposedly trying to do. Don't sell yourself short. Don't entertain such a large doubt in your theater of trust. Don't look for a way out before you even jump in. Don't accept the presumption of possible failure before you begin to do what must be done. Don't "try" to do what you can do.
Nike says “Just DO IT”, and let the trying be done by all those around you who
are merely trying.