Shaun Grant
4 min readDec 21, 2019
Photo Credit (Star Wars/Disney)

There is so much you can say about Jedi Master Yoda. I don’t think there would ever be an article long enough to talk about the way his wisdom has impacted my life as a person as well as an actor.

Although a fictitious character in a galaxy far far away, his wisdom is real. After watching the Star Wars films multiple times over the past twenty five years or so, there was one quote that stood out to me from Yoda:

“Try not! Do or do not, there is no try!”

At first it transformed my life, because it taught me the value of having 100% complete conviction in whatever I took part in. Anything we do in life, we must have an unfailing faith and belief in ourselves and the thing that we are after. And then one day, it happened!

It was revealed to me why this quote is so significant to actors and actresses everywhere. So I’ve come up with three ways that this quote is going to transform your acting career, right now!

1. Actors Must Have Complete Faith In Themselves. For a while when I began to teach students acting, I could feel, as well as tell, if the a performer had unlimited faith and belief in themselves. For the ones that did, they just went for it. They followed Yoda’s advice and even when they would stumble, there was still the essence of fulfillment present within them.

Something extremely important to remember as an actor or actress is this: “When you commit to a choice or decision completely, regardless of the outcome, joy is inevitable.”

Photo Credit (Star Wars/Disney)

That’s all there is to it, because eventually you will find things working out for you the majority of the time because you can trust yourself to the point of doing whatever you need in order to succeed and find fulfillment as an actor.

2. There’s No Room For Doubt As An Actor. Doubt has created so many failures and quitters in the acting industry. It’s a shame to see someone so talented listen, firstly, to their doubts and then proceed to live them out in reality. Truth is, this does not have to be you, ever! The first way to…

Shaun Grant

Shaun Grant is a dynamic entreperformer that is a recognized authority in personal performance & transformation. Consciousness in all areas is what he lives for