9 LIFE LESSONS from YODA of Star Wars

Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He appears in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi... He is a small, green humanoid alien who is powerful with the Force and served as Grandmaster of the Jedi Order. He is a great mentor and is better known for mentoring Luke Skywalker. Yoda's best said words are ...“Do or do not, there is no try.” –Yoda

Like the galaxy in troubled situations, the pandemic times is a classic example of how one needs to rise during the occasion. The brave covid warriors had to embrace all risks and do their duties. Fighting the demons within or outside both starts with the inner conviction to brave the path. Luke Skywalker went from skinny farmer to a powerful Jedi knight who brought down the Empire. You, too, can rise up against all odds to accomplish your vision of life... and selecting your YODA -Mentor in this journey would sure support your cause. The hero's journey is not bed of roses, yet he shows up with wisdom to journey on it. While facing challenges its always great to seek inspiration from humble stories around...These are clues which can always help us in our journey. Soon things that appeared impossible, become possible!! This is the eternal message of the story that unfolded in the Star Wars Universe. A poor boy can rise to become a powerful knight, a weak rebel movement can bring down a mighty empire, and anyone if they apply themselves can do great things, even becoming the master of the galaxy. 9 Great Lessons one can learn from one of the greatest Jedi Masters of all times.

  1. Commitment in All you do: Every role deserves your full attention once you take it up. Yoda coaches Luke and helps him raise an X-Wing out of a swamp on Dagobah in Episode V. He teaches Luke to do, not try. Trying is a very important part of learning, however the learning is only relevant when one is committed to do. Always make your best effort.

  2. Trust The Force: “May the Force be with you!”Old Jedi saying The Jedi use it to do incredible things! The Force is supposed to be an invisible energy field created by all living beings. It is similar to the concept of ch’i (or ki) in East Asian cultures. Training is necessary in order to have the capability to harness the Force. Luck is on side of people who prepare and unite intuitively with the best in the space to create a force.

  3. Limitations don't matter : Yoda is obviously very old, and he appears weak—limping and using a walking stick. But nonetheless, he is one of the wisest and most powerful Jedi in Star Wars. Neither your physical appearance nor your limitations dictate the quality of your life. Accepting yourself and working on your strengths is what creates your unique proposition.

  4. Unlearn What You Have Learned: Growth happens when you are willing to let go unlearn, and prepared to drown in the unknown. While mentoring Luke on Dagobah, Yoda says, “You must unlearn what you have learned” during an exercise. What he means is, you have to change your attitude and perspective.Your attitude can make all the difference in a given circumstance. Stir things up, don’t listen to the status quo—leave your comfort zone.

  5. Present is a GIFT -Focusing on the moment is the biggest priority. Best said by Master Oogway in Kung Fu Panda, one of my favourite learning tool of life!! While considering whether or not to train Luke, Yoda blamed him for always dreaming about the future and never focusing on what he was doing. Thinking about the future is important for finding direction, but don’t do it at the expense of what you are currently doing.

  6. Focus On Helping Others Succeed: Yoda spends most of his career coaching and mentoring others. He’s arguably the most powerful Jedi on the council. Often times he could just do the task at hand himself, but he includes others to help them learn. Many skillful people together is stronger than one skillful person. Your growth and success is important helping others on the way creates a powerful force.

  7. Sometimes What You’re Looking For is Right in Front of You: The Sith hid in plain sight for many years to the dismay of the Jedi. Yoda even worked directly with the Sith Lord he was searching for on occasion, not knowing any better. Luke went searching for Yoda on Dagobah, but didn’t even realize it when he found him.Often times you think about how life could be so much better. You get caught up with chasing after the next best thing. It’s stressful, and wears you out. If your happiness relies on whether certain expectations are met, you might often find yourself feeling down. But you already have many reasons to be happy.

  8. Your World Is A Reflection of Yourself -Before Luke goes into a dark cave on Dagobah, Yoda tells him, “you will only find what you bring in.” Luke ends up finding a likeness of his own self.We often attract the energy that we create, so next time you are confronted with some odds, try making amends.

  9. Learning through Experience :Yoda often teaches his pupils by involving them in the action- experiential learning. He let the younglings help Obi-Wan solve a problem in Star Wars Episode II, and he lets Luke face the dark side cave as well as leave the system in The Empire Strikes Back. Next time you want to learn something, its worth finding a project in which you could get your hands dirty.

Look forward to hear your life lessons from any of the great mentors of all times -fiction or reality....Also to learn more from the Jedi mentorship do explore Become the Force: 9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master

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