Dallas Gust from 10.0 Gymnastics Academy in Ft Worth sent me this photo! He has it up on the wall of his gym. A great reminder what it takes to be successful
Is it possible to, without a doubt, predict failure? Can you know, prior to even beginning a task that you will fail at it? I believe that just three words will ensure your failure even before you begin a task. What are those three words?
“I will try.”
It doesn’t matter the circumstance. If your boss asks, “Will this be done by Friday?” what do you really mean when you say, “I will try.” When your Mom says, “Will you be home for Thanksgiving this year?” what do you really mean when you say, “I will try.” Though we may not realize it or intentionally strive for failure, saying we’ll try is a far cry from saying we’ll do something.
Last night while watching the NE Patriots football game against Houston. Matt Schaub, the Texans QB jogged off the field and was given instructions by one of the coaches. Reading his lips, “I’ll Try”.
People who fail to achieve goals signal their intent
to fail by using this common phrase.
Make sure you aren’t falling into the same trap.
People who fail to achieve goals almost always signal
their intent to fail by using three little words:
“I will try…”
There are no three words in the English language that
are more deceptive, both to the person who says them
and the person who hears them.
People who say “I will try” have given themselves
permission to fail. No matter what happens, they can
always claim that they “tried.”
People who hear “I will try” and don’t realize what it
really means are fooling themselves,
by thinking there’s a chance that the speaker will actually succeed.
People who really and truly achieve goals never say “I will try.”
Instead, they always say “I will do” something–or, better yet,
“I must do” whatever the task is.
As a wise (though fictional) guru once said: “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.'”