Sunday, January 9, 2011

{lululemon quotes} Quote #1

I have a list of inspirational quotes that was tucked neatly into my bag when I made a purchase at lululemon months ago.  It's been hanging in my bathroom and every time I see it I think it would make a great series of blog posts. Some of them are funny, some of them are cliche... but I think I like them all. So, I'm going to try to share them every now and again!

It was hard to pick the first one... But then I read the VERY last one on the list and knew it had to be it!

The world is changing at such a rapid rate that waiting to implement changes will leave you two steps behind. DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW!

I kind of figured that one was relevant for all of us who are trying out our New Year Resolutions or if you are like me my "Not New Year Resolutions"!  How many times do we put projects on the back burner or goals in the back of our mind because we just don't want to deal with it at that moment? Raise your hand if you have a laundry list of things you want to accomplish this year... *Raising my hand HIGH HIGH HIGH!*  Write them down, put them in a place you can see them every day to serve as a reminder and try to set a realistic timeline for them.  That's what I'm doing!  I'm keeping a hard copy in our kitchen (next to the weekly meal plan) and I also write a list in dry erase markers on our bathroom mirror. I have done the bathroom mirror thing forever and I actually love it. I used to use post it notes saying stuff like "gym clothes" or "pay PUD!" but the dry erase markers are just easier! HA! Plus, it's easy for me to leave a note for Brandon in front of his sink so he surely sees it in the morning. :o)  The dry erase markers clean off easily, I promise!There are some random things on my list too, I'm not going to lie. Among finishing painting jobs and replacing my kitchen faucet, I have written "go visit Stephanie" who is a dear friend of mine that lives on the other side of the state.  I have said for the three years that they have lived over there that I am going to go visit... every time I get off the phone I say it. I AM GOING TO DO IT!!!!!

If you like this quote, write it at the top of your goal list.  We are bound to experience a crash and burn in a few weeks months when the newness of this year wears off and we start to feel unmotivated.  Try to prepare yourself by planning for that crash and knowing how you will proceed when you get there to keep yourself motivated!


Jen S. said...

Hi Chelsi!
WOW...I love it! Thanks for sharing. And you know what, I've never even thought to use a dry erase marker on a mirror! VERY COOL IDEA! I'm definitely going to try it ;)
I really enjoyed your post--thanks!

Jen said...

Thats it...totally stealing the dry erase marker trick. Eric will look right past a post-it that is hanging in the MIDDLE of the mirror. Ha!

Love the quote too honey! I will have to contribute some of mine :-)

Chelle said...

This post makes me want to buy whiteboards for all rooms in my house. Maybe I should write a note to myself to remind myself to buy whiteboards...