K-Pop idol fans know just how hard it is to make it in the industry. In fact, there are still many idols today who haven't been able to see the amount of success despite all their hard work and efforts.
Most people who have succeeded through hard work and sacrifice would probably tell you that there were moments where they wanted to call it quits. While the degree of success isn't always the same amongst people, a rule that never changes is that hard work will eventually pay off in some way or form.
Here are a few idols who've almost quit before making it.
During BTS's more humble days when they were starting out, J-Hope reached a point where he was unable to see any reason to stay in the group. JungKook was in tears when J-Hope left and begged him to stay. RM, as the leader, took up his responsibility as a leader and showed J-Hope what a valuable member he was in BTS. More importantly, J-Hope began to see just how great BTS really were with the help of RM's words of encouragement and made his mind up to stay. In fact, he later stated that the only reason why he stayed in BTS was because he believed in every member.
The TWICE member expressed that she felt that a large part of her childhood was missing because of having invested so much time into being an idol trainee. She also went on to say that the team she was in before the formation of TWICE disbanded, leaving her in a dilemma.
JungKook used to receive dance lessons in LA before officially debuting as a member of BTS. He was so passionate about dancing that he attempted to leave BTS to become a professional dancer. Thankfully, JiMin bribed him with an ice cream and convinced him to stay through a man-to-man talk.
SeulGi (Red Velvet)
After having trained hard for around five years, SeulGi went into a time of depression and anxiety, wondering if she had made the right career choice. Her mother strongly believed in her and convinced her to hold on just a little longer.