My life was probably not the best at first. I had few friends and these few friends I had made fun of me sometimes because I didn’t have many friends like them. People called me anti-social and a nerd because I didn’t talk much and I really, really cared about having high grades. The truth was I wasn’t anti-social. I loved to talk and express myself but the reason why I didn’t do so was because I was afraid people would judge me and make fun of me. The result of not talking was the same.
I had found out that people were making fun of me behind my back for being “anti-social”. People had also told me that my “niceness” would get me “run over”, not walked on but run over, one day if I didn’t talk and stick up for myself. Then, one day a voice in my head started to speak to me, “You have to be confident in yourself and you have to believe that you can do anything and be anything you want to.” From that day on I started to believe that I would have more friends, friends that wouldn’t judge me. I kept on believing and believing and whenever I lost hope I would always tell myself to get back up and keep believing.
Within a month I had more friends and I had become “popular”. I wasn’t afraid to talk or express myself, and as far as I know people had stopped talking about me behind my back. I still had my “niceness” though, and it was this “niceness” that made everyone like me. Along side all of this I kept my grades up, but now people didn’t say I was a “nerd”, but instead they said I was smart.
My life long dream was to go to Harvard University and become an architect, that’s why I was so concerned about my grades. I told myself that if I was going to college, I was going to Harvard otherwise I would never go to college. I persevered and kept making better grades each time, telling myself that I was going to Harvard.
Then one day, my cousin was reading a book called The Secret. She looked like she was really interested in the book and she had been reading it for quite a while now. I wondered what was in that book that made her want to read it day and night. I asked her what that book was about and she said that it was about the Law of Attraction. She told me all about the book and I was amazed. I had been using “The Secret” without even knowing it! She lent me the book after she was done and I began to use it more effectively because I knew how exactly it worked.
I now began to think about my future husband. I made him a person with qualities and personalities that I looked for. I gave him a job, a name, and imagined his looks. He was like an actual person to me, but really he was just an imaginary person at the moment. I imagined us doing things together and these imagining moments with him became a daily part of my life. I imagined how we would meet and how he would propose to me. I basically planned out my whole life.
Then one day in my senior year, my high school principal had called me into his office. I was so scared I didn’t even know what I had done. As soon as I walked into his office he told me that I was in BIG trouble. By now my heart was pounding like crazy. He told me to go inside another room where a man was waiting for me. Half an hour later I was back outside, my heart was still pounding hard because I couldn’t believe what just happened… I just got a scholarship to Harvard! I couldn’t believe it! It finally happened! I finished my senior year and packed up to go to Harvard.
When I arrived at Harvard, my imagination had not let me down. Just the way I had imagined my future husband was standing right there! I recognized him right away because he looked exactly how I imagined him and his name was the same name I had given him (I heard someone calling his name). We met and we soon became good friends. He proposed to me the way I imagined it too. Now he’s already graduated and I’m about to graduate and become an architect too. We’re soon to get married!
I never would’ve thought that ALL of my dreams would come true. I’m so thankful for The Secret, because now I have everything I ever wanted! Thank You Rhonda Byrne!