April 19, 2011

Just Do It

 This is a Nike ad from the 90's that I came across the other day. I just think it's awesome.


You were born a daughter.
You looked up to your mother.
You looked up to your father.
You looked up at everyone.
You wanted to be a princess.
You thought you were a princess.
You wanted to own a horse. You wanted to be a horse. 
You wanted your brother to be a horse.
You wanted to wear pink. You never wanted to wear pink.
You wanted to be a Veterinarian.
You wanted to be President.
You wanted to be the President’s Veterinarian.
You were picked last for the team.
You were the best one on the team.
You refused to be on the team.
You wanted to be good in algebra.
You hid during algebra.
You wanted the boys to notice you.
You were afraid the boys would notice you.
You started to get acne.You started to get breasts.
You started to get acne that was bigger than your breasts.
You wouldn’t wear a bra. You couldn’t wait to wear a bra. You couldn’t fit into a bra.
You didn’t like the way you looked. You didn’t like the way your parents looked.
You didn’t want to grow up.
You had your first best friend.
You had your first date.
You had your second best friend.
You had your second first date.
You spent hours on the telephone.
You got kissed.
You got to kiss back.
You went to the prom.
You didn’t go to the prom.
You went to the prom with the wrong person.
You spent hours on the telephone.
You fell in love.
You fell in love.
You fell in love.
You lost your best friend.
You lost your other best friend.
You really fell in love.
You became a steady girlfriend.
You became a significant other. 
YOU BECAME SIGNIFICANT TO YOURSELF.

Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it’s time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete.Because you know it’s never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one. 
JUST DO IT
 -Nike

2 comments:

  1. What's interesting is my workout instructor last night who own's the studio I workout at mentioned about "Just Do It" when it comes to doing stuff. He said not to "try", you either do it or you don't. Even if you start working out at 20, you can always start at any age and be consistent.

    I thought about it and I realized you either do something or you don't. Plain and simple. I guess that's how life is, you figure out what's important to you or else you let fear get in the way of what doing stuff. Sometimes you gotta stop thinking about it and do it.

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  2. You're so right! Just do it really is a good motto :)

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