â€œDo, or do not, there is no try.â€ – Yoda
I don’t believe that’s true. Do or do not implies knowledge or skill already established. A binary choice that requires little effort. There is always â€œtryâ€. Especially in the doing. It would almost be better said â€œTry, or do notâ€ period. For without â€œtryâ€ there is no â€œdoâ€. Do or do not is trite and absolutist. In all efforts there is effort, the trying makes it so. You can â€œdoâ€ with little effort or enthusiasm or skill and can say you have â€œdoneâ€. To what degree you have â€œdoneâ€ is not measured or established.
To try is to strive, to push, to endeavor. To try is to be bad at something and know that if you make the effort, you will improve. Trying is what life is made of. Whether it is starting something new, getting better at something established, or brushing up on something old. Trying is the essence of making life worthwhile.
â€œDo or do notâ€ is for bungee jumping and skydiving. It is for knowing that once you cross the threshold that there is only one result to whatever degree of success. While that total commitment is admirable. There is a lot of try that goes into that one moment.