Oct 16, 2017
Adversity is inevitable. For Leonard Kim, adversity was his way of life for a series of years through his early adulthood life. The popular TEDx talk speaker shares his story of coming from a point of ultimate defeat where we had considered taking his own life, to rising to a point where he inspires others to let their fears guide them through life. This is an incredible episode.
“I got to a point where I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Kim faced every kind of adversity from every direction during his early career which led him to a continuous writing spree. Unlike many other influencers in society today, Leonard Kim refused to take the traditional approach to success. When Kim decided to use writing an outlet to let go of his misfortune, he built up a fear of what people were going to say once he pressed the “Publish” button. This fear led him to a bigger idea; the idea of using that fear to guide him to reaching his potential. Through sharing his story with the world, he inspired others to look at their own points of failure and minimize the negativity that surrounded them.
“What was scarier than writing itself, was really sharing the vulnerable points in my life.”
Being vulnerable means showing the world your faults, and we all live in a prideful world. Kim shares his story from the very beginning in his TEDx talk that is shown below. Listen and learn how one man used fear, something that we all work so hard to avoid and prevent, as a light to guide him through his career.
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