Leadership Task Force: 2017 Philippines Gallery

Leadership Task Force: 2017 Philippines Gallery

Photography by Takae Goto

“Despite the cultural shock and differences at the opening ceremony, I started to love the children as my younger brothers and sisters. It was the same love I had towards my school mates and community members that I was sharing in the village. Although we don’t speak the same language or have the same lifestyle, I felt that we are still one family with the same heart that everybody has.”

Takae Goto

LTF 3rd Class

Getting through Difficult Times: The Attitude of a Leader

Getting through Difficult Times: The Attitude of a Leader

by Nahmdoug Kim (Westpoint Military Academy Graduate)

Nahmdoug Kim

I’ve never enjoyed being in the spotlight. Often times, I found myself just standing aside and being content to simply let things unravel or wait for others to do something. It takes a good deal of courage to make a decision or some kind of impact in a group, team, or community. For me, I have to dig way down to find that courage, and there have been plenty of times when I hadn’t found it and wish I had. But if you can become comfortable with uncertainties, chaos, and the looming possibility of failure, then you will find it much easier to take that action, or stick with that decision, or do whatever it is you are trying to do. So, pushing yourself to overcome that feeling of being uncomfortable will prepare you for much dire circumstances when the decision you make really matters.

You have 100% control over your attitude regardless of the situation and knowing that is what makes the difference. This thought helps me through difficult times, and I think you will find it valuable too.