I am a graduating college student in one of the most prestigious universities in my country. As an academic general rule, every student is aware that to be able to graduate, one of the major requirements is to write and create an original, more than a hundred pages of a research paper – the most ever energy-consuming-brain-whacking-pocket-draining THESIS.
I already knew the power of The Secret back then, and even when we started the semester I already have this thought in mind that no matter what, our paper would be one of the best thesis’ ever. My group mates were not as motivated as I am since they were already contented with so-so grades and an acceptable output. But it did not stop me from believing big. I wanted this goal, no matter how big it was for them. I wanted this badly.
However, that thing is not as easy as I thought it would be…
Last October 2009, the research methodology process had already started. As far as I can remember, I, together with my thesis mates, had faced major obstacles in doing our thesis paper.
FIRST: We submitted three main topics of our choice. We made the priority topic number one (a study about an untouched paradise island), and the least priority (cruise related), the last. Guess what? The topic which we never thought would be chosen was the one which has been approved by our adviser, the number 3!
SECOND: One of the major sources of information while doing a thesis is an interview with the authorized people of the major object of the study ,which is the company itself. But first, we needed to pass letters and wait for their approval if we are permitted to do so. Guess what? After I-don’t-know-how-many-times we go back to their office just to follow-up results, we were denied. Their company rejected our request for interviews and collection of some necessary data!
THIRD: To be able to have an accurate results of the study, we needed to have an actual board of the ship. Here in our country, riding a ship already costs us two weeks of complete every day meal (plus afternoon and midnight snack). However, since our data is insufficient for the study, we need to board again another ship to suffice what was lacking. In short, we boarded twice. Which means, ATMs are to be drained already!
FOURTH: We almost had an incomplete grade in this subject. Time is running out and our adviser was afraid we can’t make it since we are lacking so much data and other necessary information. She advised us that if we will do nothing, she’ll be forced to inform the office that we will have an incomplete grade, and that we won’t graduate!
FIFTH: Our thesis adviser will decide who would sit as our panel members (those who will judge our paper). In our class, we have 8 groups, and our adviser will arrange the defense schedule in order. The order would be like this: Those who she thinks with the best content and the best thesis in general would defend first, and the least is, you know, the last. Again, guess what? We’re the 7th to defend. Know what it means?
SIXTH: My group mates are my BFF as well. And it’s true that thesis can ruin friendship. At least, sometimes. However, during these times, the pressure is always on, and the work is as if getting heavier and heavier every day. As the leader of our group, of course, I feel that all was lifted and carried by me. Majority of my group mates are not helping me, no voluntary actions, not even asking updates on what’s already happening in our paper. And more often that not, I would ask them to do this or to do that, but in the end, it was still me who’s working on it, because they would end up doing all of it WRONG! Sometimes, I would even end up being absent in the class the whole day just so I could finish and meet up the deadlines. I became so tired.
I was so depressed, devastated, and so disappointed with my group mates, with my advisers and with all the circumstances that are happening. However, I was always reminded by the power of the law of attraction. I told myself that all of these have their reasons, and all of these would pay off in the end. Faith in God and the universe was the only hope I had left. And so I try, I ask, I believe, and always say to myself over and over again this phrase: “BEST THESIS, BEST THESIS, BEST THESIS!”
I began to change the way I think again. I just relaxed and find joy in everything I’m doing. I also started to think positively towards my thesis mates, my adviser, our paper, and the defense proper. I let God do his plan. And let myself to do my part.
Little by little, I found improvements from my group mates. They started to help me all the way through the Defense Day. I have witnessed the true meaning of teamwork. I also began to be happy every day, and believe that everything will be fine in the end. I thought also that all of my classmates will do their best, and none of us will have major revisions. I have believed that no matter what other teachers would call and think of us, we will surprise and amaze them. I ALWAYS COLLECT ALL THE POSITIVE ENERGIES.
To cut the story short, hell yes! OUR GROUP MADE IT! OUR SECTION MADE IT!
All in all, NO MAJOR REVISIONS. Three groups have been judged as EXPERT WITH MINOR REVISIONS, and our group is included!!! OUR GROUP! I can’t be thankful enough for what had happened. We are so happy and fulfilled, and so grateful. A well done defense for every one of us. We even surprised our adviser by what happened. She said that it was the first time, since she taught this subject, that all was great, no major revisions, and three of the groups were experts! I am so proud of my section, my classmates, and especially my group! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
And not just that! This afternoon, our adviser finally told us one of the most memorable news I always expected to hear. Of all the groups that have defended, our group bagged the highest score on the defense. Which obviously means, that we are the best thesis in our section! Wow! I can’t believe it at first. Just when I realized that all along, I always and always, and always have that phrase in my mind, “BEST THESIS.” And it did!
All the sufferings, the bickerings, all the negativities, all of which that happened in the past, truly, they all paid off well. Fantastic! Now, I am more motivated to ask, believe, and receive! So far, this is the best manifestation of the law of attraction that ever happened to me since I have known The Secret. The key is to have no space for doubt, just believe that you will have it, and most importantly, do your job. It will never happen to you if the goal you’re hoping for to happen requires you to work, too. This is the Law of Compensation. You did yours, and the universe will pay you, BIG TIME!
Thank you universe and thank you GOD! We know that your plans are the best, and that everything happens for a reason!
KEEP INSPIRED AND NEVER GIVE UP!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 😉