ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER
From Josh Cho, C3 Leadership Conference 2014 Delegate
The beauty of this is the collective effort coming together as one community, refining & thriving to make the society better. As Korean-Canadians, we are coming together, sharing insights, encouraging ideas, kindling creativity, inspiring new potentials, propelling development, cultivating growth, igniting passion and developing meaningful relationships through networking, learning, reflecting, advising, exploring and mutual mentorship. I say mutual mentorship because as mentors are sharing experiences and years-worth of wisdom, not only do mentees take it back with them but mentors also could pick up new things applicable to their journeys ahead. For the years to come, the mastering of mutual mentorship will serve as the pillar relationships that will be THE foundation to building a stronger Korean-Canadian community in Vancouver, in Canada, even internationally. It’s what we do with the notes we took during the talks, the workshops, the sessions-that will determine our individual contribution to this commitment. Will I act upon it? or will I brush it off and wait till next conference? Here’s a phrase one of my closest sorority sister shared with me back in my first year at UBC: “Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. And Jane, a true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. She does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of her actions and the integrity of her intent.” – The key word here is “actions.”
-Best of wishes to all my fellow C3 delegates!