Leo Consul, one of the hosts of the popular TV show “It’s Showtime” Indonesia, is so proud and happy of his achievement, when he remembers all the trials and challenges he has encountered as he shared it on Facebook.
The host had recalled how he started in reaching his dreams, patiently waiting outside ABS-CBN with other participants, who all wanted to audition for Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy.
“Naalala ko yong pila noon sa labas ng ABS-CBN for Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy. Gutom, uhaw, kaba, takot at lahat-lahat na ng pwedeng maramdaman ng isang taong may matinding pagnanasang makamit angkanyang mga pangarap na buong tapang kong hinarap para lamang matupad ang higante kong mga pangarap.”
Leo sacrificed waking up early. At dawn, he was already lining up, with other participants, with all his hopes. But at the end of the day, he brought nothing but questions, doubting his capabilities.
“Pumila ako ng madaling araw bitbit ang isang libong pag-asa at umuwi ng walang dala maliban sa mabigat na balikat at butas na bulsa. Maraming mga tanong sa isipan ko: Anong kulang? Bakit sila at hindi ako? Hindi ba ako magaling? Kulang ba talento ko? Name it.
And now, he finally found the answer to all his questions and doubts, as he wanted to tell it to all aspiring individuals who are having the same dream. Leo believed that there is always a right time for everything.
“But I tell you what, hindi dahil hindi ka magaling or kulang ka or mas magaling sila kaya hindi ka nagtagumpay. Ang totoo nyan, HINDI PA IYON ANG PANAHON MO. Lahat may tamang oras. Lahat may tamang tiyempo.”
While waiting for the right time of having a big break, a person should persevere and never give up. With his experience, he could say that there were people who would pull you down and tear down your self-confidence but the one who survives are the ones who never stopped.
Naalala ko yong pila noon sa labas ng ABS-CBN for Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy. Gutom, uhaw, kaba, takot at…
“Kelangan mo lang magpursige habang mataimtim kang naghihintay sa tamang panahon na nakalaan para sayo. In time, everything will make sense. Huwag kang panghinaan ng loob. May mga taong manghihila sayo pababa at lalamunin lahat ng kumpiyansa mo sa iyong sarili pero tandaan mo, tanging ang mga taong hindi humihinto sa pag-abot ng kanilang mga pangarap ang nakakarating sa dulo ng tagumpay. Tuloy-tuloy ka lang. 🙌🏻”
And Leo leaves a final message:
“And I’ll say it again: Dream Big! The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”
Leo perseverance and hard work paid off, though not in the Philippines but bringing the name as a representative of the Philippines in hosting a franchise local show like Showtime in Indonesia is really a big break for him.