Be careful what you wish for
Last year I happened to be at the right place at the right time, but at the time it didn’t seem like it. Both me and my husband ended up in the hospital with a stomach virus at the same time. While we were both in separate rooms next to each other and waiting for the doctors to come in and check on us, I happened to flip through channels to see what was on, and something caught my eye. It was an advertisement for the Oprah show that was coming on. The message was so clear I had to watch. After watching the message about “The Secret” I was so excited I went out and bought the book and read it. Then I re-read it. Then I had to have the movie, so I got it and watched it over and over.
Could this be so simple? I thought I would give it a try on simple things, and I noticed how things started to change for the better. Things became more clear, easier. At this same time I was working a temp assignment for the federal government. My assignment was going to be ending at the end of the year with no chance of placement. I started doing more research on “The Secret”. How do I make the most of it? I knew that one of the things I wanted most was a permanent job. Not just any job, a federal job. I became more clear with my requests, not just general. I became specific.
My assignment came to an end with no chance of a permanent job in sight. My girlfriends always said I end up landing on my feet. So I just kept faith. I knew that what I wanted was coming.
The first couple of months was hard. Collecting unemployment and searching day and night non-stop for a job was starting to wear me and my marriage thin. I kept plugging away. I put in more applications. Still no interviews. Then I started filling out more for the federal jobs. I went as far as getting a necklace with the words “Believe” on it and kept that on to remind me.
By March, I was beginning to wonder, then about the third week phone calls started coming in. Not only was I called on one federal job, but 3. By the first of April not only did I have an offer for a full time permanent career with the federal government, but I actually had 2 to choose from.
I’ll never doubt it again.