Some may question the amount of TV and movies I have watched in my lifetime… but I assure you, I do many other things as well! But there are certain characters – from books, TV and the silver screen – that I think of when faced with different challenges in my life or business.  I thought it could be fun to do some blog posts and see if they are helpful to you as well!

We already discussed Miss Piggy… if you missed it, CLICK HERE TO READ THE MISS PIGGY BLOG POST.

Today, more than 30 years after his introduction to pop-culture, let’s see what Yoda can teach us.

Do or do not, there is no try.

That my friends, says it all.  Have you just been thinking about creating art for licensing? Thinking about contacting manufacturers to see what they think of your work? Or have you been doing it?  Until you take action, you will have nothing but a dream and often, a lot of fear.  Because if you really stop and think about it, isn’t it usually fear of something that stops us from taking action in the first place?

Watch this short clip and pretend Luke Skywalker is an artist and Yoda is the coach… then remember his wise words the next time you find yourself resisting action!

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Here’s to active and creative success!

– Tara Reed

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P.P.S.  If Yoda was coaching an artist I think he’d say, “Create or create not. There is no try”. 🙂