Often these days, people are praised for what they do. Not often enough, probably.
However, I tend to look around for people who try.
Everybody likes to quote Yoda (Star Wars) "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
Sorry, Yoda, while that may work for a Jedi Knight, we mortals need a looser code for daily combat with the tax collector, the traffic meter, kids, age, and the unopenable jar lid (even by a Jedi Knight).
In fact "do" often only happens after many a "try", and, a goodly number of "fails".
Don't get me wrong. I LIKE Yoda, and his homey little aphorisms. They CAN be inspiring and thought provoking.
However, just because something SOUNDS like it makes sense, doesn't mean it does.
No offense to the little green guy, and, he was a Jedi Master attempting to train his Padawan (Jedi apprentice), so he must have had something on the ball. I have to respect him and his 900 years of wisdom... which I doubt can be condensed into pithy little sayings, but, a noble "try" nonetheless.
Still, out of the mouths of babes, and little green Jedi's, can come pearls of wisdom. Often, in fact, it's not the pearls themselves, as much as the value we place on them, and what we wear them with, that makes them beautiful and valuable.
So, Master Yoda, though I may not "do", I WILL continue to "try".