Yoda was a smart little Jedi. It’s a good thing he was smart ’cause he certainly doesn’t have looks going for him. He’s attributed with several good quotes but the one above is my favorite.
If you tell another person you’ll “try” you may be just being polite by not saying “No way in Hell I’m going to do that with you”. Or maybe you really will try to make it to his barn raising or his dog's birthday party or whatever.
But if you’re having a conversation with yourself and you say “I’ll try”, there is an almost 100% chance that you’re lying. If you say to yourself “I’ll try to get in shape this year” you have already “pre-quit”.
Even worse is saying “I’m going to try to make it to the gym”. Now you’re not even going to try right away. Now you’re maybe, kinda, sorta going to try- but not right now.
Reverse the situation. If your lawyer tells you he’ll “try to keep you out of jail” you aren’t going to feel all fuzzy inside. Are you? You already know you’d better start begging Aunt Sally for bail money.
It’s even been studied by scientists. The conclusion in a nut shell; “Trying is lying”
So cut the crap about “trying”. “Do or do not, there is no try”