Sunday, May 23, 2010

Favorite movie line of all time

"Do, or do not. There is no try."

- Yoda

It's hard to believe that it has been thirty-three years since I stood in line for two hours to be seated for "Star Wars." The tickets had to be bought days ahead of time to avoid a sold-out theater. No on-line ticket buying in 1977. Ricky probably remembers the details - that's the summer we dated long distance, and he came up to Oklahoma once a month.

A Star Wars marathon is running on Spike TV this weekend in honor of the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back." That movie is on in the background as I putter around the house. As far as I'm concerned, Yoda's admonition is the silver screen's greatest truth.

Think about it. Think about how much time and energy is wasted in procrastination and justification. What a world we would live in if politicians either did what they said they would do, or admitted they did not or could not! We would live in a world of reliability and responsibility instead of blame and prevarication.

Consider how much energy you could redirect to worthwhile activities if you didn't spin your wheels backtracking from what you could not or did not do.

It's time to man up.

Pay attention to your Yoda, whispering in your ear.

Now go DO something this week!

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