Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Do Or Do Not.

"The greater the effort, the greater the glory." - Pierre Corneille

This question deserves its own little post, all to itself.

The question comes from Neeru (who has many blogs, so I linked to their profile with the list of them), which I didn't fully understand but tried my best at answering it: Why is everything so complicated when I ever tried best for it?

Answer: I'm assuming you meant "whenever I try best for it"? If not correct me and ignore all I'm about to say; if not then continue to read.

You know, I feel the same way a lot of the time. You try so hard but don't achieve what you were aiming for. Something gets in the way, you're just not good enough at it, you don't have the right skills, everyone else is an idiot; been there, done that.

Trying gets you places, and it certainly makes you feel better if you've failed at something, because then you can say, "well, at least I put effort into it!" or "I did my best!" and then failing doesn't seem so bad anymore. But what I've realized is that sometimes trying isn't enough. With some things it's either all or nothing. You either win the game, or you lose it. You either pass the test, or fail it. As Yoda says, "do or do not, there is not try."

Yeah yeah I know, I wrote a whole post about how much I hate that quote; and my opinion still stands, just slightly less. I've grown up a bit.

Shut up, I have!

Anyway, trying makes you feel as if you did something, just not enough of that something. But that something counts! It does, I'm not saying it doesn't, it just doesn't count enough.

I would suggest you take out the phrase "I tried" from your vocabulary; just aim for "I will". If you aim for success and don't allow your doubts to weigh you down, you'll get to it faster. Keep Pierre's quote in mind when you're trying to achieve something: The greater the effort, the greater the glory.

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  1. Love this post, wise one. Seriously. You sound so... wise. XD

  2. Lol thanks :) Couldn't have done that without Pierre though!


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