Sunday, January 15, 2012


1). Make it your mantra. “I will never ever lose hope. I refuse to. No matter the odds, no matter what happens, it’s still my choice, my decision, my power, to hold onto the faith in what I believe to be true. That's the one thing that can never be taken from me unless I allow it.”

2). Get excited! Anticipate great things to come. Feel that you deserve them – own it! Expect nothing less than the very best!

3). Dwell on the positive. Stop wasting your time on negative things. Separate the good from the bad. See the blessings, not the miseries. Discover beauty, nobility and truth!

4). Know what you want. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never get it. Know your goal and set your heart and eyes on it.

5). Don't sweat the small stuff or so one popular book reads. With so many thoughts swirling in our minds and so many daily irritations to deal with, find time to meditate.


6). Laughter is the best medicine. We’ve heard the expression time and again. Trust me – it’s good for the heart. Also, keep your sense of humor. Laugh often and stay wonderfully sane. Most importantly, learn to laugh at your mistake!

7). Bathe your life and smarten up your act. Cleanse your soul and purify your spirit. And kick those bad habits away!

8). Be properly equipped. Your success depends on your keen sense on intuition, preparedness and dedicated work.

9). Believe in magic. Have faith in your heart and unwavering belief that God will provide what your heart desires. And it will come true.

10). Dress up for success. What you project is what people see. You reveal your personality through your attire and the way you carry yourself. Make a good impression!

11). Keep the childlike wonder. Live with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Be in constant awe. Experience everything as if it was your first time.

12). Get outside support. You cannot fully succeed by doing it all alone. No man is an island and you cannot be educated enough to know it all. Utilize the help of others.

13). Aim for 10,000 steps per day, equivalent to 5 miles (8.0 km). Flex your body. Feed it well. Keep it neat and healthy. Be alive and be on the go!

14). Learn to forgive yourself and others.

15). Unload excess baggage. Edit your belongings. Life will be so much easier if you travel light.

16). Release negative feelings. Reduce stress.

17). Bear in mind: "There is fear and then there is courage."

18). Always say “I love you” to your loved ones.

19). Never betray or humiliate a friend or any person. You have no right! Remember the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."

20). Hey you! Don't worry if you're single. God's looking down at you thinking, "I'm saving her/him for someone special."

21). Be grateful for the struggle. It is our trials that refine us, to push us toward the moments that will define us.

22). Read The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

23). Read Paulo Coelho’s new novel Aleph.

24). Smile (like you mean it) and say “Hi!” to somebody who envies you (and it will torture him/her all the more).

25). Never argue.

26). Don’t make stories. Or lie just to please.

27). Don’t dwell in the past. It doesn't mean forgetting, it just means moving on.

28). Change is inevitable. Embrace it. John F. Kennedy said it best, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”

29). Discover new music. Feature new and upcoming bands/artists.

30). Step up. Support OPM. Support rock ‘n’ roll music. It’s here to stay. It will never die. Attend gig(s) more often. Buy more albums.

31). New albums from Green Day, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, OneRepublic, Train, The Fray, Silverstein, The All-American Rejects, Keane, Maroon 5, Creed, Deftones, Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins, Paramore, Soundgarden, Tool, Kjwan, Tanya Markova, Greyhoundz, WilaBaliW and many more.

32). Watch Simple Plan on January 12, Cobra Starship on March 8, Hanson on March 30, LMFAO on April 11. For tickets, call at 911-5555.

33). Anticipating this year’s Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban. San Miguel Beer’s Oktoberfest, too.

34), Need new clothes? Check out Dickies outlets in the malls.

35). Share your blessings; share your time.

36). Continue to read BANDS MAGAZINE from cover to cover.

37). Read The Bible.

38). “If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness. Don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.”

39). Live in the moment. Carpe diem.


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