Pay attention to the words you use: they are powerful creators of opportunities or creators of chains.
‘To try’ means: to measure, to examine, to verify, to analyze, to check, to test, to dare, to challenge, to experiment, to exercise.
From the Latin: probus = good, skilled
probare = recognizing something as good
‘Trying costs nothing!’ It is common to think that ‘at least it is important to try’. We often borrow phrases heard by others and we re-use them in our conversations, like ‘it is better to try and fail than to never try’. Have you ever thought about how thoughts become words and words become things?
Thoughts become the things we do, the words we use in conversations or the words we repeat to ourselves thousands of times become the experiences we live in our life. Think about it: when we say ‘I’m tired’, the feeling of tiredness increases.
I am sure that you have already experienced that wonderful condition during which, by doing something we love, we do not feel tired, we are focused on the pleasure or on the satisfaction we feel, so much so that we perceive tiredness only when our focus changes, when we name tiredness and by doing so we label it.
This is how words work, they define our actions, they define who we are, they define our life.
Beware of the words you use!
Masaru Emoto (Japanese scientist and researcher) proved it to us through his studies and experiments with water: water freezes in beautiful crystals in the presence of positive emotional energy, words of gratitude, peace and love, or it creates unpleasant structures in the presence of negative emotional energy, negative words and thoughts. The energetic vibrations contained in the words become their meaning for the conscious mind.
When we say to ourselves that ‘let’s try to do that thing’, in fact, in front of the verb ‘to do’ we put our hands forward as if we want to say: let’s do a test first. And by saying so we don’t commit to do that particular thing.
Behind the habit of using specific terms in our conversations, there are beliefs and convictions that limit our life. Think about it: when we need to ‘try’, it is because we don’t feel sure we can do it. We want to somehow take time, turn around the thing again, dwelling in our insecurity and not in the certainty of our strengths, of our talents.
Instead, I encourage to experience within yourself the power of the phrase ‘now I will’. What, in this expression, holds you back? Nothing! You are ready, you are in the present to do, not to try.
Now I talk to my friend, now I rearrange that drawer, now I leave, now I rest. What about failure? Where do we put the fear of failure? Imagine: if Thomas Edison had considered the thousands of attempts he took before inventing the light bulb as a series of failures, what would he have left us? Edison said: ‘I am not discouraged, because every wrong discarded attempt is for me another step forward. The value of an idea lies in putting it into practice ‘.
So… I do it now, I now write and publish that article on the meaning of the word ‘try’, yes, that very article that … I ‘have tried’ to write several times in the past!