Saturday, April 4, 2015

Anything's Possible

A little motivation for ya today...

-Lilly Pulitzer, duh!

It's almost unreal that it's already April.  We're down to the second half of second semester, the most stressful time of the year.  In all honesty, I think I'm more stressed than I have ever been right now.  This past month, I've been waking up in the middle of the night, my mind racing with my never ending to-do list and worried constantly about not getting everything done right.  

I've come to accept the fact that that's just the kind of person I am, and I think that's a good thing.  There's nothing wrong with being 100% focused on finishing strong, doing things right, and having the satisfaction that you've done your absolute best on something.  But of course, that's easier said than done.

It's so easy during this time of the year to lose focus, take the easy way out, or just plain quit before the race is even over.  But it's not worth it, because at the end of the day, nothing's going to make you feel better than doing the work.  The sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing strong is greater than the relief of taking a break, and the best way to do it is to do it right.

As I flipped my Lilly agenda to the month of April, there it was, plain as day: Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.  Anything.  Not "anything easy", not "anything simple", not "anything fast".  Anything.  So I took that and ran with it, and here's what I figured out.

Sunshine is energy.  Sunshine is a spark of enthusiasm, an internal "I can" that motivates us to just get it done.  Pink is elegance.  It's that little personal touch, the perfect finish, the icing on the cake, the extra bit of desire to succeed that sets our work apart from the others.  

Yes Lilly, you're right.  Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.  There's a reward in working hard and there's a satisfaction in finishing strong.  So ladies, brew your coffee, take a deep breath, and work hard until it's not only done, but done right.  And when it's all over, put on your big sunglasses and bask in the sunlight of success.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Lilly always knows best. Have a great week, and good luck with the rest of your semester!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink