Question

How many times should we “try”?

 

The word “Try” is a presupposition of failure.


Presupposition is a thing tacitly assumed beforehand at the beginning of a line of argument or course of action.


Therefore the subconscious mind assumes failure before you’ve even started.

 

When I learned this, I became aware of how many times I used this word on a day to day basis.

I also noticed how frequent others around me would use it too.

If I ever go to say “try” i will re phrase my sentence and supplement the word for others that are more positive and up lifting.

Instead of “I’ll try” I would re phrase that to “I will”.

Instead of “I’m trying” I would re phrase that to “I’m doing”.

 

Yoda

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming aware of the language we use and re phrasing it, we are able to re frame our entire situation into a much more positive actionable circumstance.

When we understand the power of the sub conscious mind, we begin to realize that we can become the masters of it.

 

how-many-times-should-your-try-infographic-animated

 

 

Above is an info graph provided by Anna Vital from Funders and Founders which poses the questions:

“How many times should we try?”

The answer to that question is always going to be “UNTIL”

 

1. Steven Spielberg was rejected 3 times by the University Of Southern California after which he dropped out and became a director.

2. Tim Ferris’s book The Four Hour Work Week was rejected 25 times by publishers.

3. 162 times the author of this infograph searched for data.

4. 3oo times the founder of Pandora approached investors before he got funding.

5. 400 times Richard Branson launched companies before he founded Virgin Galactic.

6. KFC founder Colonel Sanders was turned down 1009 times when selling his chicken recipe.

7. Sylvester Stallone was rejected 1500 times when selling his script and himself for “Rocky”.

8. James Dyson produced 5126 prototypes of his vacuum cleaner before succeeding.

9. Thomas Edison found 10,000 ways not to create a light bulb before he succeeded.

 

Would YOU be prepared to do whatever it takes for as many times as it takes UNTIL?

 

Your “should” needs to become your “MUST”.

 

 

ROCKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This section of the movie Rocky Balboa, captures exactly what it takes to achieve success….

 

 

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55 thoughts on “How many times should we “try”?

  1. Beautiful post Alesha! I literally just watched the Rocky Balboa movie a couple of hours ago. One of my favorite franchises ever! Great post here! We’re without a doubt, capable of amazing things! We just need to work hard on bringing it out.

  2. Love this, Alesha Drew. I can only imagine the times I have tried in the past only to give up just before success. I’m not trying any more. I am doing!

  3. Alesha – I love this post!!!! One of my goals is too eliminate negative terminology! Thanks for this and I can’t wait to poach that info graphic!!! 🙂

    1. Yes Mike, as babies we succeed no matter what and as adults some of us forget that we must do whatever it takes until we succeed!

  4. When I was a kid, two of my favorite movie characters were Rocky and Yoda! I was always drawn to their stories and the lessons that they taught. You have illustrated how Rocky and Yoda are teaching us to remove the word ‘try’ from our vocabulary, and I think it’s awesome! I never really looked at the word try from this angle before. Thanks for the post!

    1. Awesome Danny! Yes Yoda and Rocky were always two of my favorites growing up as well. I’m glad I helped you see the word ‘try’ in a different light.

  5. Great post Alesha Drew. Our words are powerful and the more we use positive and uplifting words when we speak to others and ourselves the happier and more productive we will be. I have stopped using the word “try” for some time now and like you said will use words like “I will”, “I’m doing”, and also phrases like “I can.” I use that quote from Yoda all the time whenever I ketch myself saying “try” or hear someone else say try.

  6. Awesome Danny! Yes Yoda and Rocky were always two of my favorites growing up as well. I’m glad I helped you see the word ‘try’ in a different light.

  7. Yes Mike, as babies we succeed no matter what and as adults some of us forget that we must do whatever it takes until we succeed!

  8. This was one of those posts that just wakes you up and makes you realize some of the negative words we use. I am GUILTY as charged but because of this post, I will strive to change my language patterns. thanks Alesha

  9. What an awesome and honest Post. I loved the Info Graph because it inspired me to think what I am saying and change my language. Just keep on keeping on until you succeed, because it is inside you to not give up. Thanks Alesha.

  10. I agree with what you said about “trying” and I would like to say there is nothing to say against trying, as long as there is a focus, a goal. All these people in the Infographic (brilliant by the way), kept on trying, only they kept on trying the same “thing”, had the same goal in mind. They didn’t try this business for 2 months and than that for 3 months. I think there is a big difference, don’t you?

    1. For sure Xarah!
      You bring a great point to the table here.
      I see all too often so many people jumping from one thing to the next thing to the next thing within very small time frames.
      The key is always to take consistent action over time no matter how long it takes ‘Until’.

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