Forget The Hard Work, Work Easy.
There has been so much of talk in this world about working hard. It is this standard line of thought. Work hard because hard work only gets success. The one who works hard gets success. You can achieve all you want if you just work hard.
Of course, so when I entered 12th grade, I was surrounded by these thoughts, and I let them get to me. At the start of 12th grade, I wouldn’t say I forgot about The Secret or the LOA, but I forgot to use it consciously and design my life. I was autopiloting. I had a bit of a rough year, but since I did know the basic principles of The Secret, I was able to choose my dream career and also gain support to follow it. Though my career has nothing to do with academics, I had to pass high school, right? My High School Certificate (HSC) exam was due in February and with all the other stuff going on, I didn’t get a chance to study at all. In fact, I literally opened my textbooks at the end of October.
Now as I said, with all those thoughts about ‘’working hard’’ in my head, I felt kind of awful. I hadn’t worked at all. I made a decision to work hard. My bestie had started studying since May, and she was giving me tips on studying and she too said, if I worked, sure I could get good marks. So, I tried pushing myself. I tried staying up late, I tried studying like bestie did. My bestie used to give a test each week, so she would have to study all the time and she slept for like only 6 hours. I tried to lessen my sleep and focus more but I just ended up getting distracted every time. I felt so bad! I had convinced myself that I had to work hard and what I was doing was far from it.
Before I knew it, January came along and I realized the urgency of having to do something about that HSC exam. I couldn’t even work hard, I couldn’t get any study done. When my bestie and I met up to study, we would quiz each other and ask each other practice questions. I couldn’t answer a single question satisfactorily! That’s when something made me re-read The Secret To Teen Power. And it dawned upon me. I wasn’t working positively. I mean all this ‘’work hard’’ notion, sounds so ‘’hard’’, right? Work hard, sounds so pessimistic to me! I didn’t feel like studying because it wasn’t my thing and I was forcing myself and those bad feelings were giving me more bad stuff. Working hard isn’t bad if it makes you feel good and makes you believe. But it wasn’t doing anything for me. I realized, I didn’t want to work hard!
So I broke the cycle. I said, “Why work hard, when you can work easy and still get there?’’. I started getting more sleep. I stayed happy all the time. I kept saying thank you for small things. I told myself I can. I kept believing how easy it is to score good marks in the HSC. I did study but only when I felt inspired to do so. I didn’t stretch myself or force myself. I let instinct do most of the stuff. I kept the words ‘’work easy’’ in my mind. I made an imitation result sheet to visualize my goal marks. I just pretended how easy, lovely and beautiful everything was.
The effects of positivity started showing instantly! In a week, I don’t know how, but I felt very confident about the HSC exam. Ideas and innovative tricks come pouring into me. Soon enough, I could turn study to play and have fun with it. I don’t remember having studied for too long, but whatever I did, I felt good about it. But that wasn’t the manifestation! The manifestation was something more solid.
I got a call from my bestie one day and she said she hadn’t got a couple of chemistry problems, she asked me if I could solve them for her. Honestly, I had no idea. When was the last time I had studied that topic and I would never get the answers to practice questions, like I said. Nevertheless, I agreed to solve them. I could solve all ! And my answers were tallying with the answer key too! Now isn’t that funny? My besties had been studying that topic since May, and I got all the problems right! My bestie said, ‘’Whoa! You’ve been working hard lately!”. I said, ‘’I don’t know about how hard I’ve been working but one thing is for sure, whatever I am doing is working!’’ It was so true! The Secret was working!
The next day I got a call from her again, she had 3 hard problems from organic chemistry that her tutor had asked her to solve, and she couldn’t. I never took any tutorials but I took a look at the problems and I just felt the solutions rushing through me! And her tutor later confirmed they were right! My bestie was damn amazed! She said, ‘’OMG, you’re totally prepared!’’. This time I told her about The Secret. I explained to her how I had changed my outlook from “ hard work ‘’ to “easy work’’.
Now, the exam is round the corner and I feel great. I want everyone to realize from my story that hard work, easy work, whatever, are just small things. The most important things are a big belief and happy thoughts! I mean, if working hard helps you to believe, sure, but most of us want to work easy and still get there. I want to tell you that you can! There is no need to feel bad about working less. In fact, it doesn’t matter at all. What matters is your vibe. I hope I proved to you that your vibe is everything and you can get anything you put your vibe to.
Thanks a lot to Rhonda, the entire team, the people who share their stories and The Secret To Teen Power! I couldn’t have felt so confident about my exam if I hadn’t realized the importance of feeling happy and believing. I am glad you saved me from the crutches of the “Force yourself to work hard even if you don’t feel like it monster”. I have now vested my entire result in the hands of the Universe. It may sound risky that instead of studying hard I am just using my vibe but I know that this method is foolproof. If I could change from a girl who couldn’t answer practice questions to one who is totally prepared, I can get hot marks on the exam.
Have an easy day everyone!