Julie Anne San Jose worked long and hard to get to where she is now. When we asked the 27-year-old singer-actress what advice she would give to followers who want to follow in her footsteps as a performer, she said she would encourage them to pursue their dreams.
“I went through so many difficulties as a performer,” she recalled. “But you’ll never get whatever it is that you deeply want in life if you don’t work hard for it. Success doesn’t just come to you—you have to seek it out and make it happen! There are no shortcuts to success.
“Dapat tanggapin mo na hindi s’ya madaling (You have to accept that it’s not an easy) journey. But my experience has also made me realize na walang (nothing is) impossible if you really want to make your dreams come true. Just be patient and smart … and stay grounded.
“Don’t forget where your roots are, kasi sila ang foundation mo … sila ang bumuo sa ‘yo (because these are your foundation … these forged you). And don’t take the people who support and love you for granted. Always create new things, and be open to possibilities.”
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