“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
The legendary English hypnotist and stage performer Darren Brown once gave a back-stage, behind-the-scenes interview where he explained how he does some of his hypnotism acts. When Darren puts someone in a hypnotic state, their subconscious mind is in control. Then when he tells them, “Try to remember your name,” or “Try to stand up and walk,” they cannot do it.
This always amazes the conscious audience members. To them it appears that Darren told them to walk. They don’t realize that by saying, “Try to walk,” he commanded them to stay put. As Darren explains it, the word “Try” is a trigger for failure.
If I say I’m going to “try” to make 10 cold calls today, I’m unconsciously programming my brain for failure. If I’m going to “try” to meet my sales goals, I will most likely fall short.
How about “trying” to do nothing today? Simply decide what you want to accomplish, and get it done.
To your success!
Steve Johnsen is a marketing strategist, a business coach, and the Founder of Cloud Mountain Marketing. He is also the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller, 5 Easy Steps to Make Your Website Your #1 Employee.