me35mtl said...The word "try" implies failure.
Fast forward 3 years..back at gym and i dont care how bad i look..the point is i can get out of bed again, and actually try at the gym..the word here is try ;)
Just do your best and work with what ya got. You'll surprise yourself later.
not for me....not trying is failure..but trying tells me that im gonna be determined like hell, and whatever happens with my shape happens, but i wont know till i give it a try. Its almost saying youre half way there.
"do or do not...there is no try." -- yoda
sure, it's a little green muppet in a movie, but it is truth.
i agree, though, that doing (in your case "trying") is better than nothing. it is in QUITTING that we fail. when you stop doing, stop trying, or just stop, then there can be no more results: therefore, fail.
call it what you like, but my new favorite saying is:
"fall down six times, get up seven." -- chinese proverb
EDITED: the reason i really like the above chinese proverb, is that i've heard stating a negative to yourself ("don't quit," "don't overeat," "don't pick your nose," etc.) doesn't work because your mind can't conceptualize negatives...it has to picture the positive first then negate it. so, in order to really understand the statement "don't quit," you have to picture yourself quitting first (which is very powerful) and then you have to picture NOT doing that. the above chinese proverb is stated in the positive. you merely have to get up one more time. get up. get up. get up. it is far more powerful to your mind to see yourself rising again and again to do something than to picture yourself quitting and then NOT quitting. just my .02