"I'm destined for bigger things," his inner voice assured him, standing defiantly against the soulless machinery of his nine-to-five.
"This is where I take a stand," he believed, the thrill of a new side project igniting a spark within him.
"At least I have my job," he reminded himself, as the challenges began to mount and every obstacle diminished his enthusiasm.
"At least I have my job," he chanted in reassurance, as the project drained him of both time and spirit.
"The difficulty is too much to bear," he conceded finally, his brief escape into the world of dreams coming to an abrupt end.