Steve Jobs quote: when following your heart and intuition

Steve Job said: Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

Happy Bench Monday

lady standing on a stone bench as she holds an Apple paper bag
lady standing on a stone bench as she holds an Apple paper bag

New year resolution like a fleeting fashion statement (2/7)

Our January 1st to-do list is sometimes only an ideal – like a fad or a fashion statement. The perfect model catwalks but later becomes off-balanced and loses her track even before the month ends.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 2 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl's new pair of red sneakers matching her white-over-red polka-dot skirt
Young Mnimi girl’s new pair of red sneakers matching her white-over-red polka-dot skirt

Hashtags newyear selfie (3/7)

Lancelonie said: We have come to a point where pronouncing or showing off our resolutions seems enough. Enough to Pinterest or share with our little social-media-based word. Enough to just say, “my new year resolution” with hashtags, #newyear and #selfie, on our Facebook, Instagram and other profiles. Whether it catches on like a craze or totally disappears like a failed trend, it is irrelevant.

We are in a world where sharing our new year resolutions seems enough for Pinterest and other social media. Just as long as we hashtag those with #newyear and #selfie on Facebook, Instagram and other profiles, it doesn’t matter if those go viral or not.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 3 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument

Lancelonie quote: new year’s resolution (4/7)

Lancelonie said: A New Year’s resolution is much like learning a musical instrument. There is a period of initial zeal and excitement as it is a personal challenge.

A New Year’s resolution is much like learning a musical instrument. There is a period of initial zeal and excitement as it is a personal challenge.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 4 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl learning her mini guitar frets
Young Mnimi girl learning her mini guitar frets

The moment when you realize the task is difficult (5/7)

Lancelonie said: A moment comes when you realize how difficult it is to follow every note. You decide whether to continue or not – to keep that musical instrument close to your heart or retire it to some nameless corner.

A moment comes when you realize how difficult it is to follow every note. You decide whether to continue or not – to keep that musical instrument close to your heart or retire it to some nameless corner.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 5 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl strumming her mini guitar with her eyes closed
Young Mnimi girl strumming her mini guitar with her eyes closed

Mastering your instrument like a new year’s resolution (6/7)

Lancelonie said: Mastering your musical instrument is like pursuing your new year’s resolution. The result is life changing.

Mastering your musical instrument is like pursuing your new year’s resolution. The result is life changing.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 6 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl singing as she plays her mini guitar
Young Mnimi girl singing as she plays her mini guitar

The life of a New Year’s resolution (7/7)

You should make your New Year’s resolution happen this year instead of procrastinating. How about if we examine its funny lifespan…

A New Year’s resolution seems to have a lifespan of its own. Just like fire, it begins with a spark then it burns and later dies out. There’s always a start and a finish line. But would it be nice if you could reach the end that is actually your goal?

Let’s take a look at this funny thing we hashtag –

#newyearsresolution

👖

  • On or before January 1st, you declare your New Year’s resolution.

Okay, I’ll exercise to lose 20 pounds. I have 3 jeans I’d like to fit into.

🏃‍♀️

  • Mid-month, you work towards achieving your goal.

I’m going to wake up early on weekends so I can run a mile or so.

😓

  • Third week, your excitement wanes down a bit.

That trail seems steep and it’s killing my legs.

🍰

  • By the end of the month, you push your plans for next year.

Hey, I lost 2 pounds already. I’m all good for now… This calls for a cheesecake celebration.

Grow up, kid!

My mother, I remember, had a term for this in Tagalog – “sawsaw-patis” (sao, as in Sao Palo + pa-tease, with an accent on each 2nd syllable). She always called me that roll eyes 🙄 when I was a kid because I made some eager start-ups that never finished – piano 🎹 lessons at level IV, karate classes for 1-2 days only, stenography lessons halfway through the book, Spanish with molded dog ears, etc…

But “I’m a kid” just like what mySophia 👧🏻 would say; and my mom was extremely busy enough to tell me sternly, “I’m your mom who’s telling you to finish that” as I would now to my daughter. She’s pretty consistent. Ha.

🧑

But as an adult, what’s your excuse? ⁉️

  • Have you signed up to a gym but never went?
    • I have several paid hip-hop sessions I never claimed, for crying out loud.
  • Do you have online photo-sharing, social profiles and blogs that you sometimes forget to update?
    • Mine is like our main bathroom light 💡 switch – always on and off. LOL.

Consistency is key.

“Consistency is key.”🔑 Now, who said this? Do I need to quote anyone?

Do you sometimes feel that being consistent is boring since it somehow lack variations? It’s like eating rainbow-colored 🌈 gummy bears with only one flavor. Yes?.. But hey, I know you get the idea so I’ll gummy-bear with you…

Rewire the brain 🧠 this year.

Oh, yeah!!! That’s probably be the best resolution for me. 🙌🏼

Do you have a NY resolution?
How are you doing?

Instead of saying there’s always next year, make it [your New Year’s resolution] happen this year!

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 7 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl, with a big white polka-dotted red bow on her head and matching skirt, holding her mini guitar that coordinates with her looks
Young Mnimi girl, with a big white-over-red polka-dot bow headband, a matching skirt and an accomplished smile, holding her mini guitar

Giving out love and letting it in: life’s most important

Morrie Schwartz said to Mitch Albom, as written on his memoir, Tuesdays With Morrie: The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in…

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.

Morrie Schwartz, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Love like the wind you feel

Nicholas Sparks said: Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.

Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember

New Year’s resolution a musical instrument

A New Year’s resolution is like learning a musical instrument. You start excited but sometimes end up realizing how difficult it is. The time comes when you decide whether to continue or not… If you choose to pursue and reach your goal, it will result to a life changing moment.

Behold! 🎺 A new day and a new year beckons. Yet another list of neglected resurrected resolutions are again in vogue.  Oftentimes, however, our first-of the-year list of to-dos is merely an ideal. Like sort of a fleeting fashion statement, the perfect model glides down the catwalk and then loses her high-heel 👠 balance. She falls off the edge even before January ends.

We have come to a point where pronouncing or showing off our resolutions seems enough. Enough to Pinterest or share with our little social-media-based world 🌎.  Enough to just say, “my new year resolution” with hashtags, #newyear and #selfie, on our Facebook, Instagram and other profiles.  Whether it catches on like a craze ⚡️or totally disappears like a failed trend, it is irrelevant.

A New Year’s resolution is much like learning a musical instrument.🎸 There is a period of initial zeal and excitement as it is a personal challenge.  Then comes the moment of reality about how difficult the task is to follow every note. 🎵  You began to reach the crossroads – of whether to continue or not, to keep that instrument close to your heart ❤️ or retire it to some nameless corner.   

But to persevere with time 🕰 then later produce beautiful melodies 🎶 once you mastered that musical instrument 🎹 is just like pursuing and fulfilling your new year’s resolution.  It results into a life changing moment of accomplishment filled with beauty and happiness.😃

To persevere with time then later produce beautiful melodies once you mastered that musical instrument is just like pursuing and fulfilling your new year’s resolution. It results into a life changing moment of accomplishment filled with beauty and happiness.

lancelonie

Instead of saying there is always next year, make it happen this year!

LanceLonie 💕

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