“Do. Or do not. There is no try,” says Yoda. Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, it is highly likely you have heard that famous quote.
Besides being an awesome quote and piece of advice in and of itself, it also reveals the power of words, which I will elaborate on here.
If we say or think to ourselves that I am going to “try” to do something, then the possibility of failing and given up is already presumed. On the other hand, if we decide to DO something, rather than merely “try” then we are not making quitting an option. We keep that door closed. Whatever it is we want to do, we will do it. We will get it done. If we fail, we won’t quit, we will get back up and keep at it until we succeed.
Another similar example of the power of words is “should” vs the word “must.” If I should do something, maybe I will or maybe I won’t. However, if I decide that I must do something then I absolutely will get it done. Be aware of how you talk about what you want to accomplish and how you think to yourself. Uncertain words will lead to uncertain action and uncertain results.
If you want power and certainty in life then you must think in those terms. Eliminate flimsy words. You can literally change your life, by changing your words. When you develop a powerful way of speaking to yourself using strong words, then you will feel greater strength and conviction in your ability to accomplish whatever you desire.
If you’ve been using weak/flimsy words your whole life then you will likely have to put in a good amount of effort to “catch” yourself and consciously change your word-choices. It is worth the effort. Stick with it and before long, powerful thinking will be as natural to you as breathing.