Remember that classic scene from Star Wars, the one where Yoda explains to Luke how he should stop “trying,” because to “try” is to fail. A refresher if it’s been awhile since you’ve seen that one:
Well I say: poppycock.
If there’s one thing I’m learning in my life right now is that there is plenty of trying. And there are failures and false starts and wasted efforts, too. And there is a lot more trying than there is success-ing.
Perhaps I’m just tired of the mindset that I’ve held for too long that if I do something, there is no room for failure. That just doesn’t hold true for me anymore and it’s not a lesson that I want to teach my kids, either.
I’m trying now–at so many things, knowing full well that I will fail…often. I will fail more than I succeed. And that’s okay (that’s more than okay, actually).