Kwang-hyun Kim won five important games from October 2007 through August 2008 after a disappointing rookie season in Korea. He then was South Korea’s dominant hurler in 2008.
Kim was a top high school prospect. In 2004, he had a 0.74 ERA in a national high school tournament. He pitched in the 2005 Asian Youth Championship and a World Youth Championship. He tossed four innings for South Korea in the finale of the 2006 World Junior Championship, in which they beat the USA to take the title.
Why is he important to you? Here’s why:
- You’ve never heard of him, but he’s good enough to make it to national prominence in Korea.
- You’ve never heard of him, yet he took a lackluster rookie season and turned things around to go on to bigger and better things.
In so many ways, you and he share a lot in common. Thus, nobody heard of him when he started out, in fact many could care less. Breaking the barriers of those that went before him, was like climbing the Empire State Building from the outside up.
So how did he do it?
By planning, asking questions, a lot of raw talent that just had to be groomed, but not overly so.
His crowning achievement was showing anyone and everyone what a man he was first - hard worker, loyal, self-assured, respectful, and a no-quitter.
So the next time you feel like ." it ain’t going no where for me…" just think of a guy in South Korea, a guy by the name of Kwang-hyun Kim, and what he had to go through, with no where near the things that you have going for you.