Do or Do Not, There Is No Try

Trivia: Who said it? “Do or Do Not, There Is No Try.”

Was it Edison when he could not figure out the light bulb, or maybe George Washington when he was running for the first United States President? Could it even be you?

No matter who it was, they still have a great amount of wisdom. I wish someone would have said these words to me this week, and that I did not just here them 10 minutes ago- they would have helped me, a lot! It was a long and tiring week and I could not wait till that wonderful Friday afternoon when I stepped off the bus, got home and completely forgot school. There were the “Do I or dont I get up?” mornings, or “Do I or dont I turn in both of my projects Friday? ” My responses were “I will TRY to get up on time tomorrow” or “I will TRY to give my best on both projects.” Either way, I was only making excuses for myself not to do something that I did not want to do, but I knew I needed too. The fact of the matter is, an excuse is not going to get me an A on anything I “try” to accomplish. In life there is so many choices to make and many things you either do or do not do. When we are adults and say “I want to be ___” we either do or do not accomplish it. OK, yes trying is important, but if your not doing anything, then your most likely not going to get the satisfaction you are expecting. In all truth, life is not fair, we do not always want to do what we are exptected, but we must.

God makes his way for us, and we do not always listen. We have to do a lot to please God, but we should enjoy it. A little fact about God is he did not say I will “TRY to send my only son, so that who ever believes in me shall not parrish but have etnernal life” but he DID! If we could only open our eyes and take each step one at a time and do, we would be much further then we are now. We could be out there helping people change their lives! So much potential is in our hands and we throw it all away.

Look at yourself in the mirror and realize your not just another person making their way, you are so much more. You can be the change in a generation that will rock the world!

"The past is the past, and the future is yet to come, but today is a gift that’s why we call it “present.”

Now, how about that trivia? Did you figure it out? Let me give you a hint, he is a short little green guy who speaks words of wisdom in one of the world’s most famous stories. Sure enough, it is Yoda! For all the millions of people who love his character, you would think that they would stop and listen to what he has to say. (Haha!)

This week set a goal for yourself to actually DO something instead of just trying- and I dont mean just brushing your teeth. Make it a good deed, or turn in all your homework. Anything! Then write me about it. Who knows, you could be the topic of next week.

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