This happened to me two months ago. I am in my 3rd year of university. There was a guest lecturer who had visited my college and was very impressed by the students. He had mentioned that, looking at our enthusiasm, he would invite us for national conventions. I was so thrilled by this and really wanted to be a part of this.
Some days after that our facilitator announced that there was an assignment which had to be done, and the best two assignments would be selected to represent the college at the convention. I was sure that I would be the one who would be going. I started working on the assignment and finally presented it. I had a very positive feeling that I was going to be there for the convention.
When the deans took my name for the convention, I just thanked god for giving me The Secret.
I had told myself that I would post this story if I got selected. Thanks!!