In 2016, There is no TRY
DO OR DO NOT, there is no try. After all the Starwars hoopla last month, this aphorism might now seem more yada yada than Yoda. Nevertheless, I realized how timely the immortal words of the iconic little green, er, being ( “species unknown,” according to the official Starwars Databank) are this month, and how they perfectly explain why most New Year’s Resolutions fail.
When we say, “I’ll try,” it becomes easier to quit when the going gets tough. It’s a non-committal statement anyway—we never promised we could deliver! But choosing to do something and throwing the power of your full commitment behind your decision makes it more likely to succeed. When fazed by obstacles, “Kakayanin!” becomes your answer to “Kayakaya?”
Think of all the things you wanted so badly to happen in your life that you made them happen, surmounting all odds, as if The Force was with you. Or maybe you simply enforced your will, and one day, just did what had always seemed impossible, astounding even yourself. In my case: Deciding to ditch surefire career security in IT for the exciting but unstable world of modeling and fashion. Deciding to make a living out of my passions, writing and fashion. Deciding, finally, that I’d rather be single when I was no longer happy attached. Deciding to lose the 25 extra pounds I had packed on for 17 years from stress and unhealthy habits—and in time for Cosmo’s big 15th Anniversary party in 2012. I look back now and try to recall my state of mind and emotions then—when I was so sure of myself that achieving my goals seemed so second-nature—and try to figure out how I got to that point. You know the feeling: Once you’ve made a decision, there’s no turning back. Weknow we all have the power to change deep within us, it’s really just a matter of being ready to decide when to act.
Everything in this issue was designed to help you turn your #Goals into #Decisions. Happy New Do!
Gemini sisters rejoice! “Your career is firing
on all cylinders and will stay in overdrive
all year,” says your 2016 Cosmo Bedside
Astrologer, starting on p.81. (Hey, I have the
same hairdo as my twinning sign!)
YODA SAYS STEP ON IT! It’s never too late to go places. Yoda on my feet ( and Havaianas flip flops) can help me walk the talk.
SUPER TROUPER January cover girl Nadine Lustre gave Cosmo her all
despite her sheer exhaustion from a killer work schedule!