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A selection of Chip Wilson's best motivational quotes and advice.

People from around the world seek Chip Wilson for advice regarding business and life. His bold outlooks are fueled by his experience and unparalleled success as a leader. As someone who values empowering those around him with his knowledge, Chip regularly shares his sentiments and perspectives on the business of apparel, lululemon, politics, and more.

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Save 20 percent and risk the rest – you only have one life.Believe you can, you will.Eat more plant food; eat less food manufactured in plants.Choose a life of your own design.To be of any value as a human being you have to keep growing.The more committed you are to something the more you experience success and happiness.Surf, ski, skate, smoke, smoked salmon, Greenpeace, Mayor Moonbeam, urban hippies, undercover athletes, lummy mummies, the Grouse Grind, the ‘Couve Cruise, Wreck Beach and the best damn tap water in the world – Vancouver.Make big decisions as though you are lying on your death bed. What is really important?Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college kid with a maxed-out charge card.Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it.Read, read, read.If you are living in choice, there is no such thing as wasted time.Don't let anyone waste your time.You are responsible for the energy you bring into a space.Forgive your mother and father.The many religions tell us there is no single right way, only many right ways.Blame and excuses are how weak people hide from responsibility.Your brain is a hard drive. Power down to power up and maximize your life.We have to start somewhere to be Greatness.The false advertising of fast food companies should make you sick to your stomach.No performance without action.Coke, Pepsi and all other pops will be known as the cigarettes of the future.Even a gangster can have integrity.Design your future life and goals as though you have amnesia.Without Orville’s first plane, the jet would never have been built. We must start somewhere to develop greatness.Gender means nothing, love means everything.My outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much 'I' like myself.Hydrate. Caffeinate. Meditate.When something goes wrong ask the Japanese 5 WHY’s to get to the real answer.Sit alone for one hour a week with a pen a piece of paper. Think big.Good conversation is currency.Media will create sensation to create hits to sell advertising to feed their families. Find the truth.TIME IS PRECIOUS.Time is life's currency. Time is the world’s only renewable resource.Smartphones killed the balanced life. Now there is only a life of choice.Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.Mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.Integrity is not morality. Integrity is doing what you say you will do, when you say you will do it.If people compare you to Gandhi, you have not done your job. Our life is to see people go beyond what we hold as iconic.Alcohol and drugs are the sissy way of being in the moment.However good or bad a situation is, it will change.If you are sweating you are present and powerful.Feeling uninspired? Surround yourself with children.I will never stop working because all I can see is possibility.People will always bring up the downtrodden and cut the legs off great thinkers to increase the number of people in the middle to reproduce with.Train yourself to meditate in one minute. Power down to power up.Find out if you are interesting without alcohol.Dog urine kills grass but the right amount of urine makes grass grow extraordinarily faster in the circle around the pee. We now know a little DDT may be good to kill cancer. German track athletes smoke after a race. Vaccines work. Perhaps a few cigarettes or a Coke is very good for you in small doses. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for the poor or uneducated or those susceptible to addiction.Mediocre people have a low tolerance for other peoples’ success.Trust your gut – your body is always honest.Your brain is designed for survival and reproduction not for living a phenomenal life.Everything in mediocrity including mediocrity.Morning Burpees are better for you than morning Coffee.If it takes more than two emails, pick up the phone.Don’t let the 10% of voices on social media sound like 90%. Your information will be wrong.Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.Never make lunch plans you do not intend to keep.An entrepreneur may be someone too incompetent to work for someone else.Read everything you can, knowledge is the competitive equalizer.You can choose to override your basic instincts of survival.Fear and doubt is a choice just like faith and patience.A leader creates a future that would otherwise not have occurred.Travel will show you there are many ways of being right.I can only love someone else to the extent I love myself.Salt+ butter + high fructose corn syrup = death.Time is a non-renewable resource.Our people don't want a pat on the back, they want to contribute and be effective.What other people think of you is none of your business.When it comes to goals, people and priorities, spend time only on your top three.Respect feels like love.To create the next best thing, you may have to leave something you are fully invested in behind.Giving up 'looking good'. Everyone subconsciously knows a fake.This is not our practice life. It is all there is.People sexually underperform because they are not actually present.Time is the most expensive commodity.