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The 54th Deadline: Self-Confidence

The 54th Deadline: Self-Confidence

The 54th Deadline: Regardless of failure or success, you learn. Life grants people so many chances to get it right. I need more self-confidence in my life. In Japanese, you write “confidence” as 自信 (jishin). 自 is the character for “self,” whereas 信 is the character for “belief/believe.” In other words, the characters form a compound that means “self-belief,” which totally embodies confidence, don’t you think? I am guilty of not having consistent confidence in myself throughout my life. I often downplayed my capabilities, even when…

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Happy Haiku: Rad

Happy Haiku: Rad

Happy Haiku: These will always be positive-themed poems using the 5-7-5 syllable format in English or Japanese. Just too cool for school Someone incredibly rad Your presence is awe – Nhan Pham Edited with Grammarly Premium.

The 54th Deadline: Fame

The 54th Deadline: Fame

I always dreamed about “fame.” Even as a kid, I wanted to be famous for something. I sure did dream big when I look back at the kind of aspirations circling in my young mind. At the same time, I have always been a shy person when it came to the limelight. I do not like extra attention toward my direction. The attention makes me nervous and uncomfortable. But here I wish for more people to notice what I can…

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The 54th Deadline: Validation

The 54th Deadline: Validation

“Receiving any form of validation should confirm you have done something right.” I am someone who certainly yearns for the ultimate sense of validation when the time comes. Early on in this personal battle, I had to face a lot of rejection, bouts with doubt and everything else that would be very far from any form of praise. All of that bad stuff definitely hurt my sense of confidence, so these days I strive to seek out to do what is…

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Everyday NhanSense – Day 114

Everyday NhanSense – Day 114

——————————————————————————————————————————————– Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth. Day 114’s Topic: Reflection. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– What a shift of self-esteem a few months can do for you. At the start of this personal journey, I quite frankly loathed myself as a person. I saw myself as trash. I thought little of myself when I once had big dreams and ambitions to keep…

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