If you can believe it, you’ll see it
I always thought that life was great and things were running smoothly, manageable, and if something should go wrong I would still be able to control the situation and fix the problem. I met the woman of my dreams and 2 years later we got married, and a year after that we are expecting our first child.
But I want to back up a little in time to February 2008. I became ill and ended up in hospital. Ever since life has become a bit harder to manage. After a month we received some bills in the mail for doctors and hospital accounts that were not paid for by our medical aid. We didn’t have the money at the time to pay the bills, so we sat down to figure out a way to repay the bills. We then applied for a credit card which we would use to pay the bills. It was easy, I had no credit history and was a first time credit applicant. I knew I would be able to pay it back because I could afford the monthly installments. Well, that’s what I thought.
A month went by and after the first week I saw that I had no money left in my account for the rest of the month. So again I applied for another credit card so we could at least have funds available for the month. This is where things started to get out of control. It just went on and on like this for months to come. Make debt to pay off other debt. Before I knew I was in a world of trouble.
This really knocked us hard. As time passed I became more and more depressed and constantly trying to come up with ideas to make money to pay off our debt. But nothing worked and I became tired of trying. It affected my life so badly that I became unhappy in my work. It became a struggle to get up in the mornings and go to work. I searched around for new jobs but nothing I did seemed to work. Things at my current job got worse. No work was coming in and days would go by that we would sit and twiddle our fingers. The odd small job would come in, but no big jobs.
This has been going on up until two weeks ago when a friend of mine introduced me to “The Secret”. He explained to me what it is about and immediately I felt interested. A week later I started to watch the DVD, and every day after that. I then woke up the Thursday, got ready, went to work, and started to apply the methods explained in “The Secret”. I said a prayer, as I do every day when I step into the office, but this prayer was different. I asked for work to come in. Big, creatively challenging work. After the prayer I felt different inside of me. I’ve never felt like this before. I felt gratitude. I then shifted my focus to what I asked for, visualised myself sitting in front of my computer designing creative, colourful images and designs. This was at about 9am.
I went off to go see a client to deliver some books to her and came back to the office. I sort of forgot about what happened earlier that morning but still I felt different. More happier that before. At about 11:45am a client came into our office and handed us a contract to design the entire brand of his clothing label. I sat back after he left and was absolutely amazed at what happened. It triggered the thought of earlier that morning when I asked for work to come in. I’m truly grateful.
“The Secret” really works. Now I’m hopeful for our financial situation and for my job.