As far as fictional Jedi go, I have great respect for Yoda. But even he gets it wrong sometimes. Like when he told a young Luke Skywalker that trying doesn’t matter, only the results do.

Admittedly, in some cases that is true, but not all the time- especially when it comes to our own personal growth and development. Often times, the process and the effort are more important than the result.

“Try” is the subject of my post this week at Wise & Shine Magazine. Read the full article here.

Knowledge of Star Wars is not a prerequisite, the Yoda scene was just a convenient place to start the discussion.

The Wise & Shine piece describes a project I stumbled through a few years ago that resulted in some new music, which you can check out in the article or here at my music website.

For more stories, follow me here at Five O’Clock Shadow and also at Wise & Shine Magazine.