So, I would like to open my story by saying how grateful I am for everything in my life and for everything that The Secret helped me achieve by teaching me how to change my perspective and believe that things will turn out for the best. Even if sometimes it is hard to see how.
I have been a student for the past two years in a renowned university and it have been by far one of the most mentally difficult things I have had to face. I struggled through most of my courses and even had to take the same course over again three times. I was almost about to be expelled but I finally passed the course the third time. Nothing ever came easily in my studies. I studied for fourteen hours a day sometimes without counting the hours I studied on the train and bus to and from the university. I dealt with massive pressure and an enormous amount of failures and had to pick myself up again each time. This made me believe that I am not as smart as everyone else and that I can’t get high grades even if I do everything I possibly can.
This semester I took a theoretical course that I really loved. I put all my efforts into succeeding in that course just to prove to myself that with enough believing, I can get the result I want. So, I studied really hard and at first I felt great. But then the pressure and the expectations started to affect me in my desire to prove to myself that I can do well in something I love so deeply.
I had an awful day of crying when I couldn’t solve some questions while my friend solved them. It made me feel worse again because I started comparing between us. Then I got home and realized that what my mind and my body really needed was some rest, and to just let go of everything. To stop being disappointed with myself if I couldn’t solve something or did not complete everything that I planned to do today because I demanded too much of myself. I reminded myself that no matter what, I am smart and that nothing or no one should make me feel otherwise.
Then, something very good happened when I let go. I studied and just focused on enjoying learning and understanding new things, setting the right goals and being happy and relaxed. And when I finally took the exam, I wasn’t nervous about how it would go because I knew that no matter what, I will still be happy and proud of myself.
I did extraordinarily better than any other test in my studies that day. I was relaxed, confident and calm. I kept reminding myself how well I knew the material and that all of the answers were in my head and I just needed to find them. I was so happy when I saw the grade I got and this was the moment when I realized how letting go is so important. When you let go you can do things you never believed.
I hope this story will inspire people to just be happy and do not worry about failing because things will always work out for the best eventually.