I recently arrived home from a week-long vacation out west, visiting both sets of grandparents. As you can imagine, I was treated to all sorts of special things - dinners out and shopping trips, among other activities.
On one particular lunch date, I sat down and started the often-difficult task of deciding what I was going to order.
A particular dish immediately caught my eye: the Kitsilano Sandwich. It sounded like a yummy option – chicken breast with melted sharp cheddar, asparagus and seasoning, wrapped in warm naan bread. For more than its taste, I loved the name.
Kitsilano has a special place in many a lululemon educator’s heart. The small community was the location of the first lululemon store, just over a decade ago. It was the place where this very special company began.
For fun, I thought, what the hell! An ode to lululemon. I’ll have the Kitsilano Sandwich. I never thought any more of it.
Several days later, for some reason, the Kitsilano Sandwich crossed my mind once again. It reminded me of one of my two-year goals: to be living in Vancouver, working at the lululemon Store Support Centre.
As I thought more and more about my sandwich, I began to realize how choices in our daily lives can contribute to achieving our goals.
Even though that goal was not to be achieved for more than another 700 days, the point is, I was already thinking about moving to Vancouver, and it was hanging out in my conscious mind.
If we were to treat every single goal this way, always top of mind, what opportunities would present themselves simply from awareness?
Perhaps my sandwich is an extreme example – but I think the point is clear. Your conscious thoughts can translate into real-life opportunities, if you make them. I chose to choose that sandwich.
For those of you who were wondering – my sandwich was absolutely amazing – and the day I become a citizen of Vancouver, I will think back to the little sandwich that started it all.