I'm not a believer in the word "try" because I think people often use it as an excuse. "I'm trying to..." quite often means "I didn't get it right the first time. What else do you want from me?" But I believe that those people who are successful try until they get it right.
I found a poster with the following words of wisdom in an office at work. There was no author, so I don't know who gets the credit, but the poster did make me smile, and it might motivate someone to try one more time.
10 STEPS TO SUCCESS
- Try again.
- Try once more.
- Try a little differently.
- Try again tomorrow.
- Try and ask for help.
- Try to find someone who's done it.
- Try to determine what is not working.
- Try to determine what is working.
- Just keep trying.
If there is something you have given up on, I suggest making your own poster with these 10 Steps and hanging it in a prominent location where you can see it daily. It might inspire you all the way to success.
P.S. If you know who wrote these 10 Steps to Success, please shoot me an email so I may give credit where credit is due.