Finding control over my life
About five months ago my life was in an intense downward spiral. I was struggling with severe drinking habits, and under performing at a job that I hated. I was intensely depressed, had no aspirations, and everything seemed to be falling apart so quickly I thought that I’d never be able to pick up all of the pieces. My hours at work became subject to major reductions, and soon I lost my job all together. Unable to make the rent, I was kicked out of my apartment, and for the first time in my life I was completely homeless.
I spent a few nights on park benches, bounced from house to house, and did my best to find another job. After a few weeks of this I began to lose hope. I felt completely lost, and began to wish for an end to my torment. As I sat shivering outside the local library one day, I received a call from one of my old friends. I had not heard from him in years, but when he heard about my situation, he immediately offered me a place in his house.
It was at this house that I first discovered The Secret. I was speechless after the film, and inexplicably confident that this knowledge would change my life. I began applying The Secret immediately. I focused on how I was going to get a job very soon that would pay better. I focused on how well I was going to do at this job after I got it. I imagined sobriety, and how healthy I was going to be after I achieved it. Above all, I imagined myself as happy.
Four days later I got a new job, that immediately offered better hours. Out of all the places I’ve worked in my life, this has been my favorite. My addiction to alcohol that used to rage like an angry typhoon, has been reduced to a benign trickle. And now, for the first time in years, I am happy. Genuinely happy. I no longer feel as though I have no control over my life. I am the master of my own destiny, and everyday I am thankful that I know The Secret.