*Watch the 4 minute clip above before reading.
Luke Skywalker has just learned that he is a Jedi and thus can use the Force to manipulate the physical world around him. He goes to learn how to harness & control his new power from Jedi Master Yoda. Lukes ship — his only way off this planet — is sinking in the swamp and yoda is trying to get him to use the “Force” to lift it out. Luke gives up and goes on a series of negative tyraids about it. Yoda then spiritually bitch-smacks him with some serious knowledge we all can benefit from…
1. “Always with you what cannot be done.”
This is a choice. A mindset. You can change this. Focus your thoughts and speech to reflect what CAN be done. What you WILL accomplish. Word-Snipe negative self-talk and doubt.
2. “Only different in your mind.”
In regard to using your ability, power and what you can accomplish: There is no difference between big and small things except for the difference and power that YOU give them. It takes the same amount of focus and energy to manifest a rockstar parking space at the mall or give a pep-talk to your sales team as it does to create success, financial abundance, meet your ideal mate or achieve major milestones. Apply the same techniques to larger challenges and the big-hairy-goals in your life, as you do with the things that come easy to you and that you already seamlessly attract into your life/business.
3. “Do or do not, there is no try.”
Saying that you’ll “try” is also an admission that failure is an option for you. Do it. Or don’t do it. Your choice. Do yourself a favor and scrap that “try” bullshit from your vocabulary and ultimately from your mind.
4. “Size matters not.”
This ties right into #2. Stop looking at things as if size has any bearing on whether or not you are able to achieve it. To G-d/Universe/Higher Power/Self (or whatever you believe in) size is meaningless, except for the meaning you give it. If you believe it’s big, then it’s big. That same thinking can also believe it’s small, or that it’s easy. You get to choose. It’s beautiful.
5. “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”
We are not merely the physical humans we see in the mirror. We are shining souls created of energy, connected to every single other thing that exists. The energy that radiates from us is now scientifically measurable. We do not change things in our life by physical manipulation, or industrial thinking alone. We are quantum beings. Creation, change and success begin in your mind. Quiet your mind long enough to create the inner shifts in your beliefs that may be stopping you from achievement of your desired goals. You may have to UN-learn some of what you have previously learned, especially if the things you previously learned have created habits that aren’t serving you.
6. “That, is why you fail.”
Luke says that he doesn’t believe the miracle he has just seen. The belief that something is possible — or the belief in yourself — is the catalyst for making yourself a vibrational match for it, bringing it into your awareness, and thus it’s physical representation into your life. Shifting my mindset on these (and many other levels) created massive growth, success and abundance in my business as well as my life.
May the Force be with you.