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By PASCAL FINETTE

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Jan 20th, 2014

There Is No Try

New Year’s Eve Jane and I watched all three episodes of Star Wars in one go (before you ask — I deny the existence of Star Wars I, II and III). It was a blast. In Episode V the following dialog takes place:

Luke: All right, I’ll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.

This is the decision we are faced with every single day: Do… or do not. And too many of our contemporaries choose the easy way out: They tell themselves that they just try and only dip one toe into the water. As much as this might be a risk-avoiding strategy — it’s a cop-out. You’re selling yourself short.

If you really want something — there is no try. Do. Or do not. But make a decision.


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