I Got My Special Report Published.
I stumbled upon The Secret book in December, 2012. A friend of mine bought it and allowed me to glance through it. What I read in the first page rattled my mind and I pleaded with him to allow me read the entire book. I read the book over and over until the content sank into my consciousness and since then I have used The Secret to achieve whatever I want. One of which. is the most recent that I want to share with you here.
I just finished from the University of Nigeria where I studied journalism. I wanted to practice with one of the country’s most vibrant media houses, so I went to them and applied. In my country, it is difficult to get hired due to a saturated labor market. But because I knew about The Secret, I started telling my friends I am going to work with the company even before I applied. So it was not a surprise to me when I was hired eventually.
While I was there, people told me different stories about how it would be difficult to be recognized there, but I kept telling myself that I was different. In less than three weeks, the editor of my desk called me and asked me to travel to the North from South through the newly rehabilitated railway in Nigeria and do a story on it.
I was amazed, myself.
Things were moving very fast and some of my senior colleagues believed it was an empty promise and that I was not really going. But I kept imagining myself on that train and doing a good story afterwards. To cut the long story short, I made that journey with all expenses paid. And everyone in my desk was amazed. Who is this new guy?, they kept asking.
But I had a serious stumbling block when I returned and submitted my story, a special report of four tabloid newspaper pages. That was another impossible mission, my senior colleagues told me. And for three weeks after I made that journey, the chief sub-editor killed the story each time I submitted it. But I didn’t give up. On one occasion when one of my colleagues suggested that I give up on the story, I plainly told him he should not worry, that my story will be published, all of them. He said I was dreaming. But after work each day, I would go home reading my special report in my mind.
And it happened, the fourth week, one Wednesday afternoon. I took the story to the Deputy Editor and went back to my work. After about two hours, he came to the newsroom and walked straight to my desk and tapped me on my shoulder. “Your story will be published on Friday”, he said. I smiled.
On Friday, April 5, the special report was published in a center spread. Nobody believed it. It was still remaining two pages and my friends even told me that was the best the company could do for me but I refused to accept that. Well, at the end, the day the chief sub-editor that always killed my story was planning the concluding part of the report for publication, I was not in the office. My phone was switched off as I was in the blessed sacrament praying.
The concluding part was sought out and published. Eventually, I had all my report published. No page was killed. My colleagues did not understand that I achieved that through knowledge of The Secret.
I am most grateful to Rhonda and The Secret Team for the revelation brought to the world through The Secret. It is indeed awakening the world.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!