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Lessons from 2014 to jump-start 2015

/ 12:10 AM January 21, 2015
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VILMA Santos says she is taking it easy this year.

As we get into the groove this 2015, the lessons we learned in 2014 serve as much-needed adrenaline shots to reach greater heights. So I asked some celebs what lessons they learned in 2014 would come in handy this year.

As pour moi, it’s to not settle for just anything when I know I can have something much better.


2015 beckons! Make sure you learned your 2014 lessons well to make you ready for the brand-new year.

Vilma Santos


“To take care of my health. If it’s impossible; don’t force it. At the end of the day, health is wealth. I got sickly last year because I was overworked and stressed out. I really need to take care of my health because it’s not easy to be 36 years old and [stay] beautiful!”

Martin Nievera

MARTIN Nievera appreciates the value of silence and patience.

MARTIN Nievera appreciates the value of silence and patience.

“Expect the unexpected then stay silent and patient. Be grateful for the small stuff and live by the words: ‘It is what it is.’”

Jed Madela

“2014 was a year full of concerts here and abroad. It was also a year of accolades and awards. Everything was happening nonstop and I was working nonstop, too. Until one day, I lost my voice. It was a wake-up call for me that made me realize not to abuse my vocal chords.

“This year, health will be my priority. Good spacing between concerts is important to give my instrument time to rest and recover.”

Donita Rose


DONITA Rose resolves to be more punctual.

DONITA Rose resolves to be more punctual.

“Time management. I am usually very diligent about being early for work but if it was personal, I would slack off a bit. Over time, this greatly offended my husband and made me realize that being late for a commitment, regardless of the reason, shows disregard for others and robs them of their time. My goal is to make it a habit to stay consistent this year. I hope we all break that ‘Filipino time’ mentality.”

Gladys Reyes

“Learning to prioritize things and be more patient.”

GLADYS Reyes’ goal is to learn how to prioritize.

GLADYS Reyes’ goal is to learn how to prioritize.

Mark Herras

“To be responsible in all the things that I do. We will never run out of problems so we have to be ready to handle anything.”

Jestoni Alarcon

“It is not important to have numerous friends; what’s more significant is to have a few ones you can trust, rely on and treat like family. Quality over quantity.”

Jojo Alejar

“I learned that rejection should be treated as redirection. I will apply that to my dealings both in show biz and other ventures. Also, I realized that when God is with you, no one can, and no one will, be against you.”

Jose Mari Chan

JESTONI Alarcon says true friends are a treasure.

JESTONI Alarcon says true friends are a treasure.

“The line between good health and sickness is extremely thin. Spend as much time with our parents while we still have them. We should not take our health for granted.”

Rocco Nacino

“Discipline. And always keeping my feet on the ground. There were a lot of temptations that could have made me change my attitude, but I stayed disciplined. I hope to maintain that this year, along with a close relationship with my family.”

Noel Cabangon

“Sometimes fame gets into your head without you knowing. It’s good to have my wife to keep me grounded and remind me to be humble.”

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