Lessons from Yoda: Believe or FAIL

Lessons from Yoda: Believe or FAIL

I love this quote from Star Wars:

Luke: I don”t believe it!

Yoda: That”s why you fail.

We want to make it more complicated than that, but it”s not. Believe it: YOU are YOUR limit. You set the limit, so why not dream BIG?

I was a kid when the Star Wars movies came out. As a kid, I did not fully understand what Yoda was trying to say to Luke Skywalker (and to me!), but I kept coming back to that line over and over again throughout my life. I don”t know remember the exact moment when I finally understood, but when I did, it changed my life.

I suddenly realized something about limits. I had two choices when I ran into a limit: (and so do you!)

  1. Remove the limit. Think you need a CPA to get to the next level of your career? Then go GET IT. Think you need an expensive suit to land that fancy job? Then go GET IT. Think you need a <insert magical document or superpower here>? Then GO GET IT. Overcoming these self-imposed limits gives us great power and casino confidence until one day, you…
  2. Believe there is NO LIMIT. See the other solutions and opportunities available to you. So many people see a door that is closed and are so focused on the closed door they don”t see the millions of open doors (i.e. opportunities) available to them. SEE THE OPEN DOORS!
The success you achieve is entirely up to you – what you believe you can do, you will SUCCEED. The opposite is also true – what you do not believe – you will FAIL.
Remember Yoda, and may the force be with you!

PS – Dream BIG!

-Daisy Nguyen

Dreamer. Writer. Motivator. Creator.

The Beginning

The Beginning

On each one of my friend’s birthdays, I strive to write a birthday wish to them that is meaningful and inspiring. After all, as a friend, I wanted it to be personal since it only happens once a year. Everyone get’s the standard birthday wish “Happy Birthday!” from everyone else – but once a year, I wanted to send a wish that actually said something – MORE.

So each year, my BFF’s have been getting wishes – from the bottom of my heart and they usually they go something like this:

May this year be filled with success in spades – more than your wildest dreams! PS – Dream BIG!

or:

May this year bring you more purses and shoes than you can possibly dream of! PS – Dream BIG!

or:

May this year be crazy wonderful for you!!! And hope you YEEHAW, WHOOHA, and WHOPPEE every day of the year! PS – Dream BIG!

Notice a theme here?

And then New Year’s eve 2011. Time to make a New Year’s wish for myself. Every year I make a wish for the world, for peoples (in general), and 1 special wish just for me. My wish this year was to start writing a book. It’s been 2 weeks since I made that wish. I’ve been writing, I’ve been playing around with ideas, and I’ve been brainstorming a name for the book, when suddenly it dawned on me, something I’ve been telling my BFF’s all year:

P.S. Dream Big!

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King

What a great day to launch a business/motivational blog centered around attaining your WILDEST dreams. TODAY, is Dr. Martin Luther King day, one of the biggest dreamers and visionaries of all time. He had a dream. What’s yours?

P.S. Dream Big!

-Daisy Nguyen

Dreamer, Writer, Motivator, Creator of P.S. Dream BIG!