Five Minute Friday: Try

(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)

Five Minute Friday: Try


“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

For a wee muppet movie dude, Yoda nails it.

He nails it for just about any goal a person could ever have.

Many a day I need to keep his advice in mind.

I’m a list maker and measure-twice-cut-once kind of gal.

And I don’t think Yoda would deny the value of thoughtfulness and careful planning.

When it comes to strategic thinking he’s certainly no slouch.

But at some point the lists and the measuring and the thinking and the planning have to lead to something.

That’s one reason I like to participate in Five Minute Friday.

No time for lists.

Just me in a chair at a keyboard for five minutes.

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

A Yoda Pez dispenser, on a computer keyboard.



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