Belief Got My Distinction On My Piano Exam!
This is the simple yet inspiring story of how I got a distinction on my Trinity College, London, Grade 5 Piano exam by regaining my lost belief in the Universe.
I had given many exams in that year and in fact, it had been the most challenging year. It started first with my G.P.A. I was hoping to get a 4.5/5 but got a 4.1 instead. Then the SAT. I got a 770/800 instead of 800/800. And then the TOEFL. I got a 108/120 instead of 116. Why all this underachievement you might ask? The same question troubled me for days. Had The Secret failed me? Why wasn’t I getting amazing marks like I had gotten before?
I had a piano exam coming up and this was my condition. All these doubts and negativity. My family couldn’t buy me a piano so I had practiced on my keyboard for so long. My piano teacher told me that I couldn’t get a distinction until I got a piano at home. The keyboard just wouldn’t do. But that did not help because I really couldn’t get a piano. I kept pushing further until the day of the exam. I was hoping my exam would go flawless but it didn’t. In fact, I got a major test totally wrong. I played my pieces well but they had minor technical errors.
I didn’t come out of that piano room crying because I had totally given up. There was nothing to cry about anymore. I had convinced myself that I couldn’t do anything. I was good for nothing. I had lost whatever talents I had before. The Secret probably didn’t work. I was just lying on my bed and letting the negativity consume me.
That was when suddenly, a photo of me playing the piano at an event, flew up from nowhere. I jumped from my bed and took it in my hands. In the photo, I had such a carefree expression. I looked beautiful, I looked talented and free. This picture was enough to break the dam. I started crying loudly. I found myself praying for positivity, praying for The Secret to work, praying to get my life back to normal.
I decided to test the Universe. I told the Universe that if it was listening and all this LOA stuff worked, it would give me a glimpse of my friend who lives in the building diagonal to mine. I wished to see my friend on his balcony. I don’t know why I felt like testing the Universe so oddly but I prayed that I’d see him on his balcony. This would be a sign to me that the LOA works and I could achieve my piano distinction too.
I was standing by my window just staring out and suddenly I saw him. On his balcony. Standing right there! The tears I was shedding doubled but this time they were from of joy.
After that test, I began to believe. I sincerely believed that I’d get a distinction on the piano. If I could attract something as random as seeing my friend on the balcony, this was nothing difficult. I told myself that a true musician’s music will reach the audience no matter how many technical errors it might have. I felt like a real pianist. I enjoyed life, practiced gratitude, and I let it go.
One early morning when I was still asleep, my mom shook me furiously telling me to “wake up!”. She pushed a phone toward me. The next thing that I heard from my piano teacher was “You got what you wanted”, an 88/100, with distinction”.
Since then, I have never given up on The Secret. If it seems that it is failing you, check the way you are feeling! If you are doubting it, how can it happen for you?
I had no piano to practice on, I went wrong on a test and still, I got a distinction because I believed in the Universe. On my performance report the examiner had written, ‘Minor technical errors but accomplished musicality. She is a fine performer.”
I knew it was nothing but faith working here. It worked for me, now make it work for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!