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I love all things that have to do Mindset and Yoda! I love how forward thinking Yoda was (ok, his writers, but still!!). Mindset became more of a household name when Carol Dwek wrote her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. I believe I have narrowed down Yoda’s Best Mindset Quotes!
Yoda’s Best Mindset Quotes
1. “Do or do not, there is no ‘try’.”
To me, this means when you say you will ‘try’, you’re giving yourself an out. You aren’t giving 100%. It’s ok to say you will Do something, give it your all, and then come up short. If you did your best, then that’s all that matters. I love this quote so much that I ended up getting it tattooed on my left wrist to remind myself to always “DO”!
2. “Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to Hate, Hate leads to Suffering.”
We all have felt fear, sometimes for good reason (bugs are just nasty creatures, lol) while other times we just don’t know why, but we feel it.
Then that fear turns to anger because we didn’t push through or we get mad at the irrational aspect of why we felt afraid.
Then we progress to hate. We hate ourselves because we are still afraid of “X” and just can’t seem to move past it no matter what we do.
Then we end up suffering. We. Are. Miserable. Of course, we are, anger and hate – are pure poison when left unchecked.
The point here is we all feel fear from time to time, but we need to push through that fear. Get help if you need it (it’s OK), but don’t sit and live there because the only outcome of that is suffering
3. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”
You can NOT move forward unless you are willing to let go of the past! That doesn’t mean you need to be OK with what happened in the past. It means you can’t hang out there, create a nest, and hibernate!
We also can’t move forward or change without going THROUGH fear. There is no doing the two-step around it, just have to go through!!!
What do you truly have to lose? If you do nothing, then nothing can change. If you try and fail, then you now know what didn’t work so next time (there should totally be a next time) you can try something else!
If you succeed – well Damn – You’re Awesome and on cloud 9! However, you won’t succeed unless you go through the fear!
I challenge you to go through the fear! I am here for you if you need someone to walk through with you! Are you Ready? What are you afraid of? Let’s talk through it!
4. “Always pass on what you have learned.”
I know so many talented people and fortunately, most have an abundance mindset. They don’t believe that they need to hoard the knowledge, skills, etc. that they have. They believe that there is enough for all of us – and I do too.
Too many times we fight trying to find our place in this world when we already have one. Instead of trying to think “me, me, me”, think “us, us, us”.
We, women, need to stand together and celebrate each other because we are SO much stronger when we stand together than we stand alone!