Our daily basis provides us with some conflicts, problems, goals which are not always easy to beat. We can usually think (and maybe with reason) that circumstances overcome us; they are too much for us. It is exactly at this point when we must know what attitude we have to adopt to deal with them.
“Do or do not. There is no try“. This is, with no doubt, one of the strongest quotes in the history of cinema and defines the best attitude we have to assume when circumstances are adverse. When everything seems stagnant and we don’t know how to carry on, we have to look inside ourselves to be able to find the exit. Unforgettable moment that Jedi master Yoda gives us in The Empire strikes back.
When events are not on our favor we can assume different roles:
1. Resign: There is nothing we can do to achieve our goal. We should better be realistic as soon as possible to not invest a valuable time that won’t bear us any fruit.
2. Try to overcome them: We propose ourselves to try to carry on, looking for the weaknesses to attack in order to achieve our goals.
3. Overcome them: We convince ourselves about our ability to achieve our aim. We must be conscious of our strengths as well as our weaknesses that can hinder us. This way we will know how to adapt to the situation and deal with it.
From the first to the third point there’s a huge gap, and everything is simply reduced to our problem’s perception. That is, to our attitude. Only when we are convinced that we can achieve any situation, we will achieve it, until we don’t reach this point, we will only try it.
It is important to know, which doesn’t mean believe, that we can endure any problem, we can cross any impediment that stay in our way, and we can even set aside the biggest obstacles. The only thing we need to do is to know it. What matter here is not the intention, it is the action.
If you enjoyed how master Yoda motivates, don’t doubt to check Óscar’s Ray post where you will find twelve film characters who exercise as coaches.