The 54th Deadline

A Motivation and Creativity Blog by Nhan Pham

The 54th Deadline: Night and Day


The 54th Deadline: Regardless of failure or success, you learn. Life grants people so many chances to get it right.


I have certainly changed over the years. Let’s go back to six years ago…

Night
I was fresh out of college.

Jobless.

Took the summer off.

Watched a lot of shows on Netflix and other platforms.

Got really ADDICTED to League of Legends.

Didn’t exercise.

Ate junk food a lot.

Ran out of money.

Had one job interview for an actual position related to my college degree.

Bombed the interview.

Started losing it.

Friends moved on with their lives, at least the one still left.

Became completely and utterly depressed.

Turned paranoid about the world – thought the universe was unfair.

Near the end of my rope.

Started to get fat.

Spent days playing video games or sleeping.

Applied to so many jobs to no avail.

Parents started to get angry.

Brothers became ashamed of me.

Lost hope.

Fell into a personal pit of despair.

I started to have doubts about my own abilities. My own future. Everything.

That was then…

Now…

Day
Employed.

Pursuing passions.

Independent (for the most part).

Car.

Living at a place that isn’t my parents’ house.

Paying rent.

Paying my own bills.

Buying my own food.

Have a pet cat.

Exercising.

Eating (somewhat) better.

Water and tea as drinks 90 percent of the time.

More confident.

Better sense of purpose.

Wants to pursue dreams.

Part of the Process
In other words, my life has gotten better through a lot of patience and perseverance. I had a lot of tough moments. I almost destroyed myself in more ways than one, but I hung in there. As I get stronger and stronger in all kinds of literal senses, I feel better equipped to achieve my various dreams with everything I got.

Bring it on, world.

“Hope is my catalyst.” – Nhan Pham

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