"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try."
If you set goals for 2012, you might be examining those goals right now and thinking that they will be impossible at this point in the year to achieve. The huge goal I set for 2012 was to build a social media platform. As the year progressed, I realized I was no farther along than when I set the goal on January 1. I needed HELP - a coach or mentor - an expert. I was determined that I would do more than just "try" to build this platform before the end of this year.
I reached out to one of my friends in Active Rain, Rebekah Radice, who is the ultimate social media guru and an Olympic champion for sure. She and I established a plan for building my platform and with her help, I secured the services for social media coaching. I do not intend to just "try" to build a platform!
Maybe you remember the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, the second of the first trilogy of Star Wars movies. I love this scene where the X-wing fighter has sunk, and only the tip of its nose shows above the lake's surface.
Yoda is emphatic to Luke's protest that this challenge is somehow different. He says, "No! No different! Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned."
Luke resignedly gives in, "All right, I'll give it a try."
And this is where we get the famous line from Yoda that Star Wars fans may remember and still quote:
"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try!"
Many times the challenge to reach our goals looks impossible. We need guidance from a mentor or coach, who helps us to achieve our goals. Especially in areas we want to excel but do not have the expertise. We need someone who will tell us honestly that we need to do more than just TRY - we need to just DO! With the help of my friends in Active Rain, I am going for the gold in 2012!