There Is Actually, A “Try”.

“Only the Sith deal in absolutes.”–Obi-Wan Kenobi

I give you the following; evidence of Yoda, the Master Jedi, dealing in absolutes.

“Do or Do not. There is no try.”- Master Yoda.

Cool, huh?

Okay now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I would like to share with you a short message I heard years ago. Ever since, I’ve thought back to it and realized that though simple, it really is powerful. 

A rabbi sat next to a priest at a boxing match. The fighters entered the ring, full of bravado; prepared for the bout ahead. As the bell rang, one of the fighters made the sign of the cross. The rabbi leaned over to the priest and asked, “What does that mean?”
The priest nodded and said, “Not a damn thing if he can’t fight.”

A reflection of the verse of verses, James 2:20:“How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?”

We can pray to be a better writer. For sure. Don’t get me wrong. But, we must actually write and write and write, to become one. Wanting to be something is great. Everyone must have a dream…or dreams. It’s human nature to dream. But, remember, in order to make that dream a reality we must awaken. We must continually hone our gifts, our talents, in order to strengthen them. If not, they are dead, or they will eventually, die.

Try it. You might surprise yourself.


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About Tymothy Longoria

Tymothy Longoria loves God, his wife and his two children. While working two jobs two years ago he decided he could be what God had been calling him to be. A writer. Since then he has written numerous poems, short stories featured in the online macabre art/magazine Underneath The Juniper Tree, and a dark fantasy, the first in a series called Revenants: book One of The Stories, where he says, legends will be reborn. All his works are written with passion and a poetic prose. He calls Texas home, where music and art inspire him. He is bringing his calling and his dream of being a career and prolific writer to fruition. Tymothy is represented by Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary Agency and is on the road to bringing The Stories to publication.

3 comments on “There Is Actually, A “Try”.

  1. Not a damn thing if he can’t fight. That’s funny.

    And it is very true. You write and write and write and study your craft until your eyes cross. And it’s still only the tip of the iceberg.

  2. *Nodding*

  3. Great post, my friend!
    Once again, you’ve brought a message that I needed to hear. ;)
    Gotta keep on writing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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