Keep Hope Alive
I have had a sixth sense of the Secret for the last 4 years, but have failed at times to adhere to its tenets. In 2004 I was near depression, having sent close to 50 applications for work at various companies but to no avail. I was lonely and thought I would never find a partner to share my life and dreams with.
It was then that I came across a book by Neal Donald Walsh (who also appears on The Secret DVD). The book “Conversations with God” helped me understand that with positive thought, unwavering faith in God and gratitude, we can have all we want. Within a month of reading the book I got a job, and within a month of getting the job I met a woman who would be my future wife. I believed I would get the job and I knew she was “the one” from the moment I met her. What I didn’t realize was that this was the Secret at work.
Complacency soon set in and I stopped being (or forgot to be) grateful for all that I had or could have. Doubt, fear, and worry began to define my moods. I changed jobs four times in two years, ultimately landing my current job that still didn’t light my fire. I disliked this job and would complain hours on end about every little aspect of it.
In February this year I watched The Secret DVD, and it changed my life. My thoughts became clearer with respect to what I wanted out of life. I got the courage to stop complaining about the job I didn’t like and started focusing instead on my dream job: a job that would draw on my experience, knowledge, and academic interests that I was so passionate about. I opened a folder titled “Dream Job” and placed material in it in preparation. I also created a Vision Board with target dates and events to be accomplished. One item on the board that reinforced my belief in God and affirmation of the Secret had the header New job by August 2008.
Weeks after creating the folder and the vision board I stumbled upon a job advertisement in the local dailies. I had in the past applied for many without as much as receiving an invitation to an interview, but I knew the moment I saw the ad that this job was mine. I never once let cynicism carry the day. I prepared well, and one interview led to another in a most unusual way.
I recently received the job offer and it was greater than I had imagined. The perfect employer indeed. Before the offer came through I took the time to write down all the things I was grateful for. When I was done “thanking” I received the call I had been waiting for. I start my new job in August.
My message to all my friends and anyone willing to listen is to always keep hope alive and never despair. Be grateful for all the opportunities you have and opportunities that lie ahead in wait. Ask and you shall receive.