Words of wisdom from Yoda in "Star Wars": "NO! Try NOT! Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda seemed to be telling Luke not to try. If his attitude was that of trying, Yoda's advice was simply, "NO! Try not."
I just love the sequence of the quote, because Joda first stopped Luke then went on to explain. In the years (oh my, I should say decades, I suppose) since I first saw the movie, I had morphed Yoda's advice into, "There is no try. Only do or do not." Yoda's actual sequence, however, is far better; and I'm going to try to remember it. "NO! Try NOT!" is an important way to set up the advice Yoda gives. First, stop what you are doing, including negative self-talk and doubt. Then, focus on your own resolve.
Kind of like Rhett Butler's parting words in "Gone With the Wind," the punctuation gives added meaning (speaking of another movie that I first saw decades ago). Rhett's final salvo is almost run-on, with hardly any pause or emotion as he looks down at the distraught Charlotte. "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn." His actual cadence and emphasis was somewhat less dramatic, perhaps, than "FRANKLY, my dear, I don't give a DAMN." The way he signed off showed a sense of resignation and washing of hands. No recrimination, no drama, no strong emotion, just resolve to walk away.
After making up their minds, Luke and Rhett both accomplished what they set out to do.
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