I submit that Grand Jedi Master Yoda was not entirely correct when he pontificated “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” As Shaolin as it sounds, the truth appears to be somewhat different.
When one is young, doing is generally easy. “Trying” is more likely to reflect a lack of effort than a measure of difficulty.
When one is older, however, doing often becomes problematic. Then, in the vernacular:
“A measure of character, trying is.”