In the span of six short years, Marian Rivera has become an unstoppable force. She’s one of her network’s top stars, with a string of successful TV soaps and fantasy series, blockbuster movies, and two record-breaking music albums under her belt. She has certainly accomplished a lot, and she’s not slowing down anytime soon. Take a leaf from Marian’s book and read on for a few of her tips on achieving your goals.

'Pag nakikita nila na love mo ‘yung ginagawa mo, pinapahalagahan mo, bibigyan at bibigyan ka talaga ng trabaho. Iba ‘yung love mo yung ginagawa mo kaysa gusto mo lang kumita (You'll really get jobs when people can see that you love what you're doing and that you value craft. Loving what you're doing is different from doing it just to earn money.).”

May notebook ako na sinusulat ko doon ‘yung target ko sa bawat soap ko. So ‘pag pagod na pagod na ako sa taping, titingnan ko lang ‘yung notebook ko, ‘Ay, may goal ako. Kailangan kong makabili nito.’ After okay na ako. Nakakatulong siya (I have a notebook where I would write my target for each soap that I'm doing. When I get tired from taping, I'll just look at my notebook and realize, 'Ah, I have a goal. I have to buy this.' Then I'll be okay after. It really helps.).”

Nagawa ko na rin naman lahat ng pagiging mabait, api-apihan. So gusto ko naman mag-try ng kakaibang Marian na hindi pa nila nakikita. Ngayon, open na ako mag-indie. Gusto ko ‘yung kakaiba, tipong barumbadong lalaki naman ako, baliw, kriminal (I've already done roles that require me to be nice and to be downtrodden. So I want to try a different Marian, one they haven't seen before. I'm open to doing indie films now. I want to take on something different, like I'd be a rowdy guy, a crazy person, a criminal.).”

Nag-iipon ako para mapuntahan ko ang pamilya ko sa Spain. Last year ko lang ulit nakita ‘yung lolo’t lola ko sa side ni Papa. Doon ko na-realize na sobrang nabuo na ako nung nakita ko sila (I'm saving up so I can visit my family in Spain. I only saw again my grandparents from my dad's side last year. I realized that I became really fulfilled when I saw them.).”

To learn more about Marian Rivera, grab a copy of the January-February 2013 issue of Women’s Health, out on stands now! You can also subscribe to the magazine’s digital edition.

Also in this issue:
Slim Body, Fat Wallet
Look Great in the Gym
More Bliss, Less Stress


(Photo by Jay Tablante)

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