Imagine Monday as an old bloke, perpetually fuming. What’s the poor guy’s fault if none of the other days were willing to take up the job of beginning the week? Add to it the constant groaning of monotony-loving folks who hate him passionately.
But what if there was a way to make our Dearly Unloved a cracker of a day? What if we could turn Monday on its head and make it groove, like a total boss? What if we could possibly charge it with so much enthusiasm and drive that awesomeness to new heights?
And who better than Po to help you channel the end-of-the-weekend angst into kick-starting a new week! We give you 13 quotes from Kung Fu Panda 3 that will definitely work some Monday magic:
“Never underestimate the power of a dramatic entrance.”
LITERALLY. If you’re going to want a week to remember, start it with a bang. Dress up like there’s no tomorrow. Walk like you own this Universe. And talk like you mean it.
“Before the battle of the fist comes the battle of the mind.”
To get your mojo working, begin your day with five minutes of ‘me time’. Visualize your goals and your dreams and appreciate yourself. Prep your mind right to nail the coming week.
“The more you take, the less you have.”
Try something different this Monday. Decide to give. Lend an ear to someone, practice random acts of kindness and give joy. Rather than hoarding up, decide to spread some love.
“There is always something more to learn. Even for a master.”
Do we even need to spell this out?
“If you only do what you can, you will never be more than you are now.”
Drop your concepts about yourself. Explore all that is new, alive, and yet to be dived into. Be ready to shed old skins to welcome new levels of awesomeness.
“Get ready to feel the thunder.”
Damn, yes! Make Monday, (“Mon-day”) YOUR day. Call in your magic. Feel the ripples of your goodness, rise to make this the most productive day ever.
“Now try again, but don’t try so hard.”
On some Mondays, you just got to be. You already own it. Believe it and you are halfway there.
“Your real strength comes from being the best you, you can be. So who are you? What are you good at? What do you love? What makes you, you?”
What’s the best version of you? Hold it close. Drop everything else. LIVE it.
“Just let yourself fall into it.”
Don’t hesitate. Take the leap. It’s okay if you make mistakes, but let this Monday be the start of something new, something scary, something that requires faith.
“Because the Universe needed you.”
Your fire is needed. Your work is needed. You matter. And this Monday, embody your magic.
“I am not trying to turn you into me, I am trying to turn you into you.”
When you feel the blues coming back, remember: there is only one YOU. And you got to be you so that the whole Universe can party to all that you are meant to be.
“Oogway saw greatness in you, Po. More than you can see in yourself.”
On days when you feel far away from your light, come back home to Shifu’s words.
“Pandas don’t talk. We roll!”
You may not have a furry cushion for a body, but you sure can go with the flow. The trick is to keep it loose.
The next time you hear the word Monday, we hope you are swimming in a pool of inner peace and pure awesomeness.