IN a bid to inspire people, shinare ni Jericho Rosales ang ilang thoughts niya sa pagpursue ng pangarap.
“I think a lot of us have stopped dreaming and reaching our goals because of the negative factors around us- poverty, lack of support and the additional uncertainty we get from this pandemic. Or at least we deeply questioned them. Our tomorrows are filled with questions and cares. It is natural for us to think that way. We all are going through this and it is very hard. Dreams are dreams because they seem far from reality. It can be easy to forget about them. But with a heart full of hope and a mind filled with positivity, nothing is impossible.”
Ikinuwento ni Jericho ang naging buhay niya bago siya sumikat.
Para sa pamilya marami siyang pinagdaanan. Nangolekta siya ng kalakal, naging barker, nagbenta ng buko juice at isda sa palengke, naging driver at delivery boy.
“Clearly, i did not have the ideal life situation. But I had a dream – to get myself and my family out of poverty and have our own house. That was my first major dream. I had faith in God and I also had time. So i prayed and prayed and never stopped learning new things. I kept moving. I kept my dream in front of me.”
Ito ang naging dahilan kaya nagpursige siya. Natuto siya ng Ingles sa panonood ng TV. Pinilit niya ang sarili na matutong magbasa.
Ang susi sa tagumpay, aniya, ang pagkakaroon ng learning skills, self education, ang pagkakaroon ng mga kaibigang kaparehas mong nangangarap ng mataas at may gustong gawin para ma-achieve ito.
“They say dreams are only dreams and wishes will remain to be wishes but not until you do something about them. So keep dreaming, keep hoping and keep moving. You are made to be something and a someone for another. I wish all of us a bright future and i’ll do my part to make that happen.”
“Di mo kailangan ng tsinelas sa dagat ng pangarap. Naks.” pagtatapos ni Jericho.