I really do feel that the “do or do not” idea is irresponsible to spread, as I feel it encourages the “failure is not an option” mentality. Without failure, we can’t learn. You can’t succeed without trying first. The “do or do not” concept is a bit of an impossibility that I’ve taken issue with for a long time, especially as it was following that logic – that you either succeed or fail, with no middle ground or second chances – that contributed greatly to my near-suicide in high school.
Again, though, Bobby and I only really differ on the semantics. The ultimate point we’re trying to make is the same. Here are the videos of Bobby’s that I referenced:
Give these links a try: