The past seven months have been nothing but challenging yet fulfilling.
Last year, towards the final quarter of the year, I was offered an opportunity to move on from The 8TV Quickie and become the scriptwriter for a new programme, G-Thang. I knew that this new task would be a big leap from my previous jobscope and it certainly wasn't going to be easy. But seeing that it was a brand new challenge to prove myself and discover my true role in this industry, naturally I said yes. And throughout the following months of pre-production, production and post-production, obstacles turned into messages, challenges turned into lessons. The constant roadblocks pushed me to search for another way out.
There's nothing more important than being patient whenever we receive challenges. We're constantly facing tests that will determine our character every single day. And how we choose to handle pressure shows our entire being as a whole. If we break down easily whenever a small pin pricks us, no one is going to take us seriously and grant us responsibility over anything. So as long as we persevere, everything will be worth it in the end. Through all the tears and laughter, I still made it.
In this industry, or any corporate environment, no one is kind when it comes to giving criticism. One simple critique could make or break us. If we choose to put our ego first, the smallest negative feedback could tarnish our self-confidence as well as our relationship with the other party. But if we choose to be humble and receive it with positivity, work will be easier and smoother to handle. So take in everything with an open mind and don't let your ego take over us, 'cause no one is born perfect.
The most straight-forward criteria in the road to success is definitely hard work. Success doesn't just come falling on our laps as we please without working our butts off for it. For some people, success may come easier than others. If you're one of those people, lucky you. But even if it does, never take this for granted because you'll never know when the tables turn on you. So wake up and smell the sweat and blood, 'cause success and recognition takes a lot more than just sitting at your desk from 9 to 5 and answering emails.
Self-confidence is something I've struggled with for my entire life. I never thought I was good enough in whatever I do and I was always concerned about what others thought of me. But throughout this journey, I learned to have more faith in myself and to fight for my beliefs and rights. I never would have imagined that I'd become a scriptwriter when I first stepped into this industry. Although it's only been a little over half a year, I think I've been doing alright so far. I'm not sure about what my superiors think of me, but I hope they think the same. So just take the leap of faith. Just like the message of G-Thang, believe in yourself and pursue the impossible.
The friendships and memories made during the whole process were precious and unforgettable. I wouldn't have asked for anything else in return. So, I really thank my senior producer, producer, host, and the rest of the production team of G-Thang for everything that they've taught me. And most of all, I thank God for being my pillar of strength throughout the show, I wouldn't have pressed on without Him.
I know that this journey I went through is not even close to the level of success that some of my seniors have achieved, but I believe that I'm at least one step closer. There will be more to come, and I believe scriptwriting and content producing is a path that I'm willing to venture more into. I can't wait to see what God has in store for me in the coming years. And I hope that He will continue to lead me all the way.
It ain't nothin' but a G-Thang!