Excellence is achieved by doing our best every time we try. The key word is try. When he said, “Do or do not, there is no try,” Yoda wasn’t advocating for quitting while we are ahead. His famous quote was a lesson against quitting. He meant for us to go for it with the intention of succeeding. He meant that when we attempt something, we must believe we can actually pull it off. Then the trying is eliminated by doing. Trying is the beginning of the action. To “do not” is always a fearful outcome without hope.