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Agnes Monica Makes It Happen

May 5, 2011

Agnes Monica Making it Happen

Agnes Monica Dream, Believe, Make it happen

Tomorrow night Indonesian superstar Agnes Monica will give a talk at @ America on a project very near to her heart.  “Dream, Believe, Make it Happen” has been the mantra of sorts for this 24- year-old, whose many accomplishments combined with her pragmatic, unassuming and sensible nature make her at once a refreshing role model and wise mentor for today’s youth .

Agnes articulates, “I have met a lot of talented Indonesians, but somehow, a lot of them settle for mediocrity. They become unwilling to take it to the next level.  Circumstances somewhat forced them to believe that this is the best they can get, and to dream is the same as arrogance.”    Agnes knows exactly what this aspersion feels like, as she walked this same path early in her career when people mistook the confidence she had in her own potential for pretentiousness.  With the wisdom and unwavering support of her mother, Agnes learned to ignore such criticism instead of indulging it, believing that in the end the quality of her work and longevity of her career would disclose the true nature of her character.

Agnes explains that once she mastered this concept, “That’s when I thought, I have a moral obligation to share with people, especially young kids/teenagers in Indonesia, that everything starts with dreams and visions.  I had proved it already and wanted to show them how struggles/problems are what make us stronger. That we need those to build our strong foundation.”

Agnes believes that with hard work and resolute dedication, one can go very far in life.  With her “Dream, Believe, Make it Happen” project, she aims  to inspire and encourage people not to equate circumstance with fate.  Circumstance is a fickle creature.  And Agnes will attest to the notion that the right mentality can change reality.  She’s made her own dreams come true, now she’s getting to work on the rest of Indonesia.

Agnes Monica "Dream, Believe, Make it Happen".

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2011 12:58 pm

    Great post, Melany!! I checked out the official website and in the photo album I saw you in one of the photo albums under the name “Dream, Believe, Make it Happen” at US Culture center. :) Your post felt like reading a magazine interview.

    • May 6, 2011 1:22 pm

      Thanks Kaho! I was so nervous meeting with her, but she’s so charming and down-to-earth that it was actually easy to talk to her :D

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