In Star Wars the movie, Yoda gives some wise instruction to Luke Skywalker.
Luke has a belief, or a lie that he tells himself, just as we all do, that it is Impossible. At this point in the movie, Luke has already moved stones with his mind, but a spaceship? It is too big he says, I have already tried and it cannot be done.
Yoda patiently explains that it is only different in his mind. Luke reluctantly agrees to “Give it a Try.”
Yoda famously says, “No. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
The point is that when we say we are Trying, we don’t really have to do anything. It also provides us with an excuse for why we didn’t accomplish the outcome we say we want. The difference is, you either do something or you don’t do it.
Trying is the same as not doing, it’s the lie we tell ourselves to make it easier for us to let ourselves off the hook when we fail.