Posted on May 19th, 2009
Entrepreneurs, as always, wants to change the world in many ways or another. Some are motivated by money. Yet some are motivated by the legacy of innovation. It is always said that all the money in the world can’t buy any person happiness, and it’s true. Happiness is always motivated by success and most of the time money comes after happiness. Doing what you love the most makes every person happy and money comes after it.
This is same with the case of Kim Bum; a South Korean actor who I believe is one of the most famous amongst all actors from all of South East Asia today. He is currently one of the stars of F4 which is currently aired through ABS-CBN’s after prime time and is partnered with Kim So Eun.
Motivated just like Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb (as featured in the Malcolm Gladwellâ€™s book, Outliers), Kim Bum made his own success not all alone by himself, but mostly with what Malcolm Gladwell calls, â€œcultivated upbringingâ€.
As a kid, Kim Bum often gets what he grabs in his hand not unlike the other mothers who usually clap and pull towards their child to grab the items they parentsâ€™ wished. As a kid, Kim always had the dreamt of filming a movie. And at around 3 and 4 years of age, whenever he watches a movie, he could sit in front of it watching as he has all the time in the world. These habits are cultivated by the Bum Family to make Kim follow his heart for what he loves doing which furnished him the skill to write reviews of the films he has seen and all these happened in his early days in school.
At this point I must say that Kim Bumâ€™s early exposure to movies during his childhood days handed over the other skills he obtained in his later years. But then, the ingredients of success are not only realized by with the skills you have but the other part of the mix is always an opportunity. And it is said, â€œLuck is when opportunity meets preparationâ€.
In the middle parts of his school years, Kim has exhibited loads of effort to become an actor. Year has passed and no good results were reaped. He joined the â€œSurvival Star Auditionâ€ where he had thousands of competitors but only landed on the 8th place. Gaining some popularity, Kim Bum was given the role as the son of Yoo Ho Jung in â€œOutrageous Womenâ€ but was not given a break.
Kim Bum was persistent and promised her mother: â€œMom, please believe in meâ€. And indeed what happened next was History.