Mind Over Matter
I used to listen to a tape by Charles Givens and replay a specific line over and over while driving between appointments; There is no such thing as trying.
His point was that there is no trying. You either do, or you don’t. You either accomplish or you give up. Try is the word invented for the moment of letting failure win or giving up.
Attaining goals requires hard work and dedication. The more meaningful the goals, the better the chances of not giving in or giving up.
You’ve heard mind over matter. The key is knowing what really matters. Get to the matter, then put your mind on it, and don’t give up.