Achieve your Goals
I acknowledge this story is long but I hope you enjoy reading itâ¦
I went through one of the hardest times of my life recently. Overall, during this period of time I felt drained from life and as though my life had gone entirely wrong. Because of all of this I decided the best route for me would be to join the military. I started the process and everything seemed to be going well. I finally felt like things were starting to change for the better. I scored high on the entry tests for the military and I was told I would get a great position with a sign-on bonus. I started exercising to get into shape and preparing as much as I could for basic training. In order to join, I had to take the physical to see that I was fit to serve. Since I was in good shape and seemed healthy I didnât think it would be any issue.
Unfortunately, I ended up finding out I had a life threatening disease that would prevent me from being able to join. I was hit hard in two major ways. What had become my dream of joining the navy was completely crushed. In addition, I had a very serious disease that could threaten my life. I instantaneously became depressed. Every day I came home I would go right to sleep not wanting to face the world. I called those close to me and told them what happened. My sister heard of the details and explained to me that although it might seem horrible at the time it may have been a blessing in disguise to catch the disease early on. I took what she said to heart and decided that I had nothing to lose by this point and that I was going to change my life around in the best possible way by remaining positive.
I knew about The Secret (the law of attraction) prior to this but had never felt it was truly valid or worth implementing, but seeing where I was at I chose to implement it into my life. I told myself âFrom this point on I will dedicate my life to achieving my dreams.â Within a matter of days I was lifted from a deep depression into happiness. When I scheduled my doctorâs appointment for a month later, I also decided to implement The Secret. Everyday leading up to the appointment I visualized the doctor telling me that my tests came back and all my numbers were low (low numbers being a good thing in relation to my disease). When I went to the appointment about a month later to get back my results and the doctor looked at me with a smile and said verbatim: âAll your numbers are low.â I was able to get on medication for my disease and I feel completely healthy now.
Prior to this change I had always had car troubles that were expensive to fix. My car had the check engine light come on every single month I owned it, which made it hard to ever get ahead financially. Because of this I decided I was going to find a solution out of this mess. I set my heart on getting rid of my car in place of a scooter (Vespa). I live in southern California where it is sunny most of the year and I live close to my job and college. The other huge benefit was that the scooter came with a two year warranty which meant I would no longer need to worry about my vehicle breaking down. There was only one problem I didnât have the $2400 to buy the scooter. I again used The Secret to help me get the scooter I wanted. My friend told me about a program with the state that would pay $1500 for me to retire my vehicle. This car had so many issues I doubt I could have sold it for nearly that much, at least not honestly. I applied to the program. I had to jump through many hoops to get my car approved, after being disqualified a couple times. I decided to set a date in my mind that I would receive my acceptance letter. The date I picked was a Thursday of that month. When it came to Wednesday I still hadnât received a letter. I called the hotline for the program and kept imagining the other person telling me that I had been approved. When the person got on, they looked over my file and told me I had just been approved the other day but that the letter hadnât been sent out yet so I wouldnât receive it for another couple weeks. I was simply happy that I had been approved. The next day (Thursday) I received my acceptance letter despite the person on the hotline informing me it had not yet been sent. In the mean time I had saved up an additional $500 but I was still $400 short of affording the scooter. Even though I only I had $2000 instead of $2400, I decided that I was going to go to the shop the next day and buy the scooter. I kept imagining in my mind that I would go into the shop and convince them to sell me the scooter, despite not having the extra $400.
The next day I went to the shop only to find out that they didnât have the scooter in stock. Someone had come and bought it before me. I wasnât bothered by this though. I went to the counter and asked the lady behind it if she could order me one. She told me that she could but I would have to pay the $2400 up front. I told her that I only had $2000 and asked her if she would accept that amount. She informed me that she would not. At that moment her husband who owns the shop called her. She told him how I only had $2000. He told her that she should accept the $2000 and let me pay the rest before they delivered it to me. She reluctantly let me put $2000 down and placed the order. I was grateful for this but I still wouldnât be able to pay the extra $400 but a friend called me right after and offered to lend me $400.
The next thing I set my mind on was a game system. I trusted that I would receive the extra money to get it. Over the next couple weeks the money came into my life in a surprising way. The next day I arrived at work and found out I had won a contest for $50. I have never before won anything at work. A few days later I won $25 in another contest. The next week I won another $25. Then I won another contest at work for yet again $25. Everyone at work couldn’t figure out how I had won so many times in a row. All I had to pay out of pocket was $15 to buy the game system I wanted.
When it came time for me to go back to college I found out I would be in the last group able to enroll for classes. I ended up getting waitlisted for all 4 classes I applied for and in 2 of the classes there were over 20 people ahead of me on the waitlist but I kept imagining that I got into every single class and before the semester started I got into 3 but still had 1 more I needed. I had faith that I would get into the class and even bought my book. When I got to the class there were at least 15 other people trying to get in; the teacher then announced that he would only be adding one person into the class and wrote their name on the blackboard. It wasnât mine but I refused to accept that I hadnât got into the class and stayed in my seat. All 15 of the other people immediately left the class realizing they hadnât got in. The teacher started lecturing and half way through abruptly stopped teaching and went to the blackboard where he had wrote the one personâs name who had been accepted into the class and he asked if she was even there. After getting no response from her he announced he would add the next person on the waitlist into the class, but since all of the other people on the waitlist had left already, I was the only person there and I got into the class!