re-ignite your goals


goal wall

Try this at home. Post your goals to kindle your inspiration. 

How are you feeling about your goals now that the New Year's hype is behind you? Maybe that January 1st gusto has dwindled a bit. Sometimes it helps to see what others are up to. We spied on some goals around the office to spark our inspiration. We got chills. Hopefully you do too.

in the spirit of sharing goals

Katie, Design

Matt, Leadership Development

  • I complete 10 items off my 100-before-100 List by December 2011.
  • I present at TED Global by September 2020.
  • I spend a weekend with Jason Mraz on his avocado farm by September 2020.

Laurie, Planning

  • I run the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon in less than 2:15 by May 2011.
  • I publish my book titled "30, Single, With A Bulldog” by 2020.
  • I create a Vancouver budget by August 2011. ("God knows I need it in this city!")

Laura, Recruiting

  • I ride the Gran Fondo by September 2012.
  • I am featured in Dwell by June 2020.
  • I walk ten metres on my hands by February 2020.

Carolyn, Digital Innovation

  • I have done hot yoga for 365 consecutive days by 2015.
  • I drink wine from every winery in the Okanagan Valley by December 2011.
  • I am offline after 10pm each night.


Laurie and her feel-good energy.

tips for staying motivated

"I surround myself with a community of goal setters. This makes it easier to bring my goals into our day-to-day conversations, meaning I already have a clear vision of what my future looks like just by talking about it often." - Carolyn

"The energy you give out is the energy you receive in return. Everyday I know that I am the one that is responsible for making my energy a great one. Setting goals keeps me motivated and excited for what’s to come which breeds some amazing energy for all." - Laurie

"I share my goals with anyone and everyone. Bringing them up in conversation keeps them in the front of my mind and enrolls those around me to keep me on track." - Katie

feeling inspired again?

Thought so. If you need help reviving your goals, get what you need on our goal setting education page. You can also read the posts below for our week's worth of goal coaching.

goal week breakdown

macro goals

We are equally inspired by Laura's goals and her visual interpretations of them.

What goals are you going to re-ignite?

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What a great post – was just saying to a friend I bought a new Moleskine set to keep track of what I’m doing right and wrong (so you can learn) with respect to my goals. It really helps keep me on track now that we are 3 weeks into the new year and you can see people losing steam/falling off the wagon.

I’ve been taking baby steps toward my health by working out 5 days a week (I tell myself to go to the gym for 20 minutes and of course I end up staying for over an hour). Am keeping track of my diet with the Livestrong calorie tracker. I have yoga, bootcamp and running apps to keep me motivated. Budget apps for my finances and food apps for my culinary adventures (which also helps my finances if I’m eating out less).

Currently working on my vision board to help me visualize my goals. I am going to have one physical one in my place and a digital copy as my homescreen so I can take it with me everywhere I go! :). Seeing is believing. :)

Comment by Aleksandra S — January 18, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

Thanks for the inspiration, lulus! I love the public sharing of these goals and the incredibly supportive culture around pushing oneself to set, strive for and celebrate achieving goals!

Comment by Jodie Lightfoot — January 18, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

Glad you’re writing again Elissa! I loved this post and some of the goals I share. Ted Gobal here we come! You’re a brilliant writer and artist keep it up (and tell me when you and steve are next in Melbourne).

Comment by Paul Derham — January 19, 2011 @ 1:25 am

Elissa – I LOVE this post! What a great idea to post your goals and keep them front and center. I may just have to do this….. :) Sylvia

Comment by Syl — January 19, 2011 @ 9:28 am

YES! You’re so on track Aleksandra! Amazing. I recently picked up a new Moleskine (sexy red one, of course) and it’s become my third arm. It’s always there. The accountability and inspiration it fosters is awesome. Love the apps too. (We’ve got a sweet must-have apps post coming soon….stay tuned.) As for the vision board, I love the idea of having it as your homescreen. I think I just may spread that one around the office if that’s cool with you. :) LOVE it. Glad you liked the post.

Comment by Elissa Joy — January 19, 2011 @ 10:21 am

Hey Paul! Thanks for the compliment! It’s good to be back at it. We’ll be SURE to connect when we’re in Melbourne next. (Little Mr. Watts included.)

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I’m glad the post inspired you all! I’m working on three big things right now: staying fit during my pregnancy (to be back in my normal jeans by the time our little family moves to the UK), documenting my family’s tradition of Christmas baking in a book (It’s epic…think 12 pounds of butter epic), and taking the lululemon blog to new amazing heights! What are you all working on?

Comment by Elissa Joy — January 19, 2011 @ 10:45 am

I love the layout of the page…do you have a template for it?

Comment by Kara — January 19, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

Are you looking for a template of the pages that are on the wall? If you are, you’re in luck. Let me know.

Comment by Elissa Joy — January 19, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

Hey Liss….LOVE this! Dad and I sat down together the week-end of New Years and talked through the key areas we wanted to address. Then we each spent time quietly writing. Sharing our goals and seeing where they overlapped was really great, and then helped us to formulate a plan.
I LOVE the idea of having them posted in a prominent place! So awesome for keeping personal accountability.
It is so encouraging to know that change and growth are always possible, and that we can continue to pursue excellence, no matter what our age!!!

Comment by marilee congo — January 19, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

I would like to know about those templates too :) Thanks :)

Comment by simplysezy — January 19, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

There is something wrong with the goaltender website – when you achieve a goal, and set it to 100% complete, it does not save. The goal disappears, and you are at 0 – not very motivating!

Comment by Natasha — January 19, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

I would love to see a template for the goal sheet too!! :)

Comment by Campbell — January 19, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

Hi Elissa,

I’m just reading this post, really inspiring! I would love to get the template for the goal sheet so I can make my own! Let me know where I can find it!


Comment by Courtney — February 23, 2011 @ 9:41 am

Hi Courtney! You can find our goal setting template on our blog post “goal setting with lululemon athletica”. Check it out:
~ Laura, GEC Online Community

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — February 23, 2011 @ 11:39 am

Hey guys! I’m so glad that the post is continuing to inspire you. It’s too bad you’re not here at the office to hear the daily stories of goals being acheived! It’s awesome. We’ll be posting one funny story soon. :) In the meantime, you can be inspired by your own amazing goals by filling out the goal worksheet that’s on this page:

It’s halfway down the page. Enjoy!

Comment by Elissa Joy — February 23, 2011 @ 1:40 pm


Laura, I loved reading about your goals, how do I find a template like the one in the picture of the visual interpretations of your goals?

I work from home and would love to see my goals like this on my computer as my wall paper everyday.

Comment by lydia — March 8, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

Hi Iydia,
You can find a template like the one shown above here:

Happy goal setting!
~ Laura, GEC Online Community

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — March 9, 2011 @ 11:44 am

Hi laura,

Thanks so much for your reply, I have that template now thanks, but I meant the template in the picture that shows little photos in frames on a computer screen with the goals written underneath where it says underneath the picture, “We are equally inspired by Laura’s goals and her visual interpretations of them” Is it done on a specific program?

many thanks. :)

Comment by lydia — March 9, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

Hi Lydia!
I don’t know if it is…I can ask Laura and get back to you. :)

Comment by Elissa Joy — March 10, 2011 @ 8:23 am

I would really appreciate it if you could find out. many thanks,

Lydia :)

Comment by lydia — March 13, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

Hey Lydia,

Thank you for the kind words on my goals ! I created it in photoshop – I’m in the process of building the template in word and will post it as soon it is ready!

Laura :)

Comment by Laura Appleton — March 14, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

wow thanks so much!!!! that would be amazing!!!!! can’t wait to see it and thank you for sharing, it’s such a great idea. thank you again so much!

Lydia :)

Comment by lydia — March 15, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

Hi Laura,

Still really looking forward to seeing your photoshop template wink wink nudge nudge!!!!! ;)


Comment by lydia — March 22, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

Hi Laura,

will you post it on this page or on a new blog posting? been looking for it but not sure if you have posted it yet or had time yet. can’t wait!!


Lydia :)

Comment by lydia — April 4, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

Hi Lydia,
Still no word on the template used for Laura’s goals. Best to play around with your own visual representation of your goals and make it your own!
~ (the other) Laura, GEC Online Community

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — April 6, 2011 @ 10:33 am

Hi Lydia,

Turns out the format was trickier to put into a word document than I had originally thought ! I’m still trying and will post when it’s complete.

Thank you checking in,


Comment by Laura Appleton — May 5, 2011 @ 10:55 am

thanks Laura,

I look forward to seeing it whn you get it worked out. thanks for the reply.


Comment by lydia — May 16, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

Do you have a downloadable template of your goal sheet. It would be awesome to download and fill in with our own goals.

Comment by Lia — July 22, 2011 @ 10:35 am

Nevermind, just read the comments and found the link!
thank you!

Comment by Lia — July 22, 2011 @ 10:44 am

Hi Lia! Check out our ‘goaltender’ site. It’s your one-stop-shop for setting your goals!
~ Laura, GEC Online

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — July 23, 2011 @ 11:11 am

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