Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar.
As such, I thought the upcoming Star Wars Day would be a great time to share these inspiring leadership quotes from Star Wars.
Throughout the Star Wars universe, there have been amazing quotes that can be applied to leadership. In today’s article, we’re going to dive into the leadership quotes from Star Wars.
Leadership Quotes From Star Wars
The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
Be wary of judging your intelligence by your ability to speak well. There’s more to your intelligence than your words.
Great kid. Don’t get cocky.
We can’t let our successes make us cocky. You can be successful and stay humble.
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Yoda’s quote on getting things done has to be one of my favorite leadership quotes from Star Wars. He lays out the truth plainly.
We either do or we do not. There is no in-between.
Fear is the path to the dark side.
Step back from fear. Analyze the situation with a rational mind. Then move forward.
In my experience there is no such thing as luck.
I think Seneca said it best – Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Prepare. Work hard. Find the opportunity. Then you will have luck.
Your focus determines your reality.
Queen Padme Amidala
Anakin, you’re breaking my heart! And you’re going down a path I cannot follow!
If you make the wrong choices, those you love and care about will not be able to follow you. You’re going to leave a path of destruction in your wake.
Listen to those you care about. When they raise objections, consider their pleas. It may save the legacy of your leadership.
Be mindful of your thoughts, Anakin. They will betray you.
Keep this in mind as you make decisions based on your thoughts. Are they true? Are they just?
Knowing this will help you make better decisions.
Princess Leia Organa
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”
Trust goes both ways
Finn Calrissian (Rumored last name)
I made a choice
The longing you seek is not behind you. It is in front of you.
I even kept an ugly couch around for much longer than I needed to.
What do you need to shift your focus from in the past to what is right in front of you?
If all you do is fight for your own life, then your life is worth nothing.
Lead in such a way that you leave the lives of others better than you found them.
Let go of your hate.
Chewy, we’re home
Don’t forget your family and where you’re from.