The 54th Deadline: Regardless of failure or success, you learn. Life grants people so many chances to get it right.
“I like pressure. Pressure doesn’t make me crack. It’s enabling. I eat pressure, and there might be times when I get a bad feeling in my gut that this might be too much, but you feel pressure when you’re not doing something, you know?” – Louis C. K.
No pressure, no diamonds.
When it comes to life, it’s good to feel pressure once in a while. Pressure by itself is not necessary a bad thing. After all, not everything in life will be smooth sailing. Heck, it’s a miracle when everything goes off without a hitch.
Count yourself lucky when you can just carry out a plan without any hiccups.
However, as more years pass by, I realize I am long overdue for some extra pressure – pressure in the sense of pushing me just a bit more to that brink. Not in a dangerous way, mind you. What I am referring to is just trying to get to that next level. I know with just a bit more that I can become a better me.
From Coal to Diamonds
The more I look into inspiration, the more I realize how common it is for some people to suffer for a while before making it big. There are plenty of individuals throughout history who took their fair share of failures left and right. But it was through perseverance that they finally made it all work.
There isn’t always an easy path to victory. In fact, there isn’t always a somewhat passable road to tread on toward the next stage.
Sometimes, unfortunately, you have to go through the worst road possible. A path is full of setbacks. It is complete misery to get through, but it is well worth it in the end.
To become a diamond, pressure is a necessary ingredient.
“Hope is my catalyst.” – Nhan Pham
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