I Found Faith Reading These Stories
I stumbled across The Secret after reading an article on Cosmic Ordering. I’m usually quite cynical but after someone told me about it in my nail bar and said that she had bought it for all her three children, I went to work and mentioned it to my friend, intending to buy it at the next opportunity. To my amazement, my friend had bought it with her to work that very day after having bought it months before and never getting round to reading it.
I borrowed the book that lunchtime and was amazed and thrilled by what it said. I bought my own copy and was very excited for a few weeks… then I completely forgot about it.
About 6 months ago I started feeling like I needed a new challenge at work. I was working crazy hours for average pay in the hope that it would lead to recognition and give experience to move into a better position. Also, I knew about a new internal job on the horizon that sounded like something I would love to do.
Time passed and the dream job didn’t get banded the level of pay I was hoping for. I started looking around for other jobs, and applied for one on much higher pay. I got an interview but then another great job came up at work so I turned the interview down. I spent ages applying but had a bad gut feeling and didn’t even get shortlisted. In dismay I applied for the other lower paid job, consoling myself that at least I would move sideways. But again, my gut instinct told me that I wouldn’t get this job, although it was pretty much guaranteed as I was the only applicant doing a similar job on the same level.
When I picked up the phone to find out whether I had been successful, my stomach dropped and I knew I hadn’t got it before I even heard my feedback – I was mortified.
This was the turning point for me and showed me that all my negativity in the past had fed back to me. I needed to start really applying The Secret. I spent hours reading inspirational job stories on The Secret website, and all gave me hope and lifted my spirits dramatically. I imagined the kind of pay that I wanted to be on, in the type of work that I wanted to be doing. To my amazement, the original higher paid job that I had got the interview for and turned down was re-advertised. I saw it as a sign from the Universe. I re-applied and re-affirmed to myself every day that this job was mine, imagining the job title under my name, writing it down, etc. I noticed when re-applying that the interview date on the website was given as the same day I myself was interviewing people at work which would have made it almost impossible to attend. I affirmed to myself that I would be shortlisted and that the day of the interview would be okay.
For weeks I heard nothing; the stated interview date came and went, but I told myself to stay calm, that it would all be fine. When my Mom called to say a letter had come inviting me to an interview the following week, I knew The Secret was starting to come true!!
I felt extremely nervous about the interview but kept on reading the inspirational stories every day, reminding myself that whatever happened, the universe would make it come true.
The interview was horrendous, my presentation decided to do its own thing on the computer and I couldn’t answer some of the tough questions they asked. I walked away feeling doubtful to say the least, especially as I knew they were interviewing all day. But again, I kept thinking, “It doesn’t matter how, it will still be your job.” I tried very hard to not think negatively, although I did a little. I guess this shows how powerful all those positive thoughts are compared to the negative.
I wrote down the day I would hand in my notice at work in my diary, and the day I would leave and start my new job.
I was going on holiday the day after the interview and only in the car on the way down did I pick up a voice mail from one of the interview panel. I thought I’d better get the “Sorry you weren’t successful” chat over and done with… but to my amazement and delight he offered me the job!!
I can truly say that The Secret worked for me. I know it in my bones. Despite all the potential difficulties with this job and getting it, the universe made it happen for me. I am now constructing a vision board and know that I can have anything I want!! Thank you to each and every person who has shared their stories… you gave me the faith I needed!