Believing Is Seeing
There was a 17 year old emancipated boy who was homeless, broke, living in the streets, rock bottom, lowest point in life and having suicidal thoughts of how his life was over. At this point most people turn to GOD. Now this kid was not religious, but all his friends who were said that God would be there for him. He figures he’s got nothing to lose, so he goes to church and sits way in the back. As the pastor starts to speak he starts to talk about God and biblical issues. The kid decides he is going to leave, when the pastor started talking about the general aspect of life. The kid got very inspired and felt as if the pastor was talking directly to him. It went into details of action taken, decide your future, and it’s based on your belief and what you focus on. The pastor talked about what are your needs and what does God have in mind as a purpose in life.
After the session the kid went back to the park bench where he was sleeping and sat there and thought to himself, he can either continue to stay in a state where he hates his life or he can concentrate on what he wants and focus in accomplishing them to better his life. Just as the pastor said, there was nobody he can depend on but himself, and his whole purpose in life was to survive.
His top three so-called wants were to stay in High School, find a job for money, and to find a place to live. School was easy, he just went back. The bench he was sleeping on was outside of his High school, so not a problem. During that day after continuing to look at the three wants he wrote down, he wondered if he will have to sleep on that bench again. Then it hit him to ask all of his friends if he can spend the night. Most of his friends did not know his current condition so they just thought the parents were out of town. So he would spend a couple of nights at one friends’ house, then another friend and then another, until he actually got a job at a pizza place.
After he graduated from high school he realized that he accomplished all of his wants. He had a job, a room for rent, and finished school. But then the kid got discouraged again. He looked at his High School degree and thought, what use is this piece of paper. He saw his room for rent as a crappy living style and he did not like his job at a pizza parlor.
After his emotion cleared he thought back about that pastor again. He never went back to church but the pastors’ messages were definitely embedded in his brain. As he looked at the wants he accomplished it kind of dawned on him… did he realy manifest his wants, or his needs, into his life? Because his needs were pretty basic and almost common sense. He thought about it for a little while. Stay in school, get a job and find a place to live. Isn’t that what you are supposed to do in life? So he thought, well let’s try redoing those needs but this time make them so outrageous, so beyond his standards and expectations, that if he did accomplish them he would be a believer.
So his top new three wants were to get a University Degree, be knowledgeable about what he was passion about, and then use that knowledge to succeed in life.
So first thing first he went to see what it would cost to go to a University, which obviously was ferocious. He didn’t know how he was going to do this, but just knew he would when the time came. As for his passion, he started off with hardware. He was very intrigued with hardware, tools, and machinery. He studied it, learned it, and then got into the hardware industry. This caused him to get passionate about motors, then to engines, and he started to get knowledgeable about engines and got into the automotive industry. This caused him to get intrigued with bigger engines, and he looked into aerospace and aircraft.
Before he knew it he saw an announcement about McDonnell Douglas hiring for aircraft technicians. He got excited and looked into the requirements. He needed to take a class and educate himself on aerospace, and if he passd he would qualify to take a test to get approved to be an Aircraft Technician.
Well, he passed and became a K2j Aircraft technician for McDonnell Douglas. He thought he was on top of the world from here. As he was standing on a MD-11 commercial aircraft working in the fuel tank sections of the wings, hydraulic engineers would start to work on the hydraulics of the aircraft. This was very fascinating and intriguing to the kid, so he started to study them, watch them, and actually educated himself from books on hydraulics.
Before he knew it he ended up getting hurt on the job and eventually he was let go from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft company. But this didn’t bother him because he ended up getting an assisting hydraulic engineering job in Japan. Still no degree. By the time he reached 25 he became the chief engineer of the department. Still no degree. This kid really did focus on what he wanted and everything came as he intended. As for that University degree, after 8 years working, being in other countries, and dedication, he did get his Bachelors degree in Business Management.
The reason I tell this story is because that kid was me. It’s my life story. I am 36 years old now, but I continue to live my life as The Secret. So if you are reading my story all I can say is that nobody can tell me differently that he or she cannot have, get, or be what they want. If you had been in the same situation as me then I will have a more personal respect for you even though I respect everybody. But don’t be using your negative past to victimize yourself, as an excuse on why you feel you have failed in life. We all have our problems so nobody is any different then anybody else. Remember its not what he does, or she does, or what I do. Its what you do. What are you prepared to do to get the life you really want? It’s your choice and nobody can make that decision but YOU.