6 Pieces of Yoda Wisdom For Farmers

What can Yoda teach you about farming? Apparently, a lot. It turns out the wisdom of your favourite Jedi Master is pretty far-reaching. Below are six lessons from the little green fella that will resonate with your farming operation:

Yoda Wisdom for Farmers




1. “Do or do not…there is no try.” – Yoda

Limbo is a party game, not a state of being. Sometimes you just need to leap. If

you’ve always wanted to farm, do it. Think differently, find a way and go forward

with purpose and intention. Trying is an important part of learning, but doing so

with full effort is the key.


2. “Much to learn, you still have.” – Yoda

You will never be too smart or too good at something. There will always be

someone better than you at certain things. So stir things up, leave your comfort

zone, don’t listen to the status quo. There is always room to grow and a way to

improve on your systems. Be a forever learner, because it’s never too late to learn

something new.


3. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda

Often, our fears can be so powerful they halt us into inaction. Letting go of our fears

means that they cannot control us, they have no say in our story. If you are ever

afraid to try a new way or implement a new practice into your operation ask

yourself “What have I got to lose?” The answer may just be “Fear, itself.”


4. “All his life has he looked away…to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind

on where he was. On what he was doing.” – Yoda

Sometimes we think so much about how much better our lives and operations could

be that we forget how good they already are. Try not to get caught up in chasing the

next best thing. Instead, focus on what makes you great right now. Spend time in

the moment. Be present. It will allow you to enjoy life and experience happiness.


5. “Always pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda

One skillful person is strong, but many skilful people together can accomplish

greatness. The knowledge and wisdom you have gained first hand as a farmer holds

great power – don’t let it end with you. Passing on your knowledge is one of the

greatest gifts you could ever give, to your family, the next generation and humanity.


6. “If no mistake you have made, losing you are. A different game you should

play.” – Yoda

If you’re too afraid to take risks and make mistakes, it’s very difficult to learn

anything. Farming is filled with risk, you will absolutely make mistakes along the

way. It’s okay. Mistakes help us to learn. Challenges push us to become better.