I live in a small town in Malaysia called Port Dickson.
Ever since I was a little kid, I had this burning desire to play professional football in England, especially for Manchester United. I had already represented my state football club on numerous occasions but England was on a whole new level. I do not come from a wealthy family and my parents work very hard to help my four siblings achieve our dreams.
I first came across The Secret when I was 15 because my aunt had bought it for my mum and she was too busy to read it at that time. So I started reading it and at that time I didn’t really understand it, all I knew was if you had put your mind to something, you will definitely achieve it. I believed every single word.
The following week, I went to school and told all my friends that instead of being an engineer, I was going to be a professional footballer one day. All of them laughed.
When I completed high school, I still had no idea of how I was going to make it to England, all I knew was I had to act as if I was going. Previously I had never even been out of my country before, so I went to get my passport and started buying winter clothing with what I could afford just to make me feel as if I was already going.
After two months The Secret worked its magic. My elder brother had received a job offer from Air Asia, and that meant he could get free tickets to London for family members. I was on the flight two weeks later with all my savings and money my parents had saved up for me.
I reached London and stayed with my brotherâs friend. I managed to get offered a trial with a professional football club, Gillingham FC. I spent 5 months there playing for the youth team and after that period, I was informed that due to budget difficulties and work permit issues, I was not able to stay for any longer. I flew back to Malaysia, disheartened. I was so sad because I was so close to my ultimate dream, but The Secret had said that downfalls happen, we just have to learn to pick ourselves up.
I was never going to give up, and I made sure that I made it a practice to read The Secret every day until I felt better. I did everything I could to bring myself as close as possible to the frequency of achieving my dreams, such as getting jobs in the gym so that I could use it for free and build up my physique.
After some time, I joined a local university because my parents had told me that they wanted me to obtain some qualifications. Still I didn’t give up my dream.
I spent one whole year in college, doing a foundation course, everyday dreaming of a return to England.
Thatâs when I came across The Magic book, and I started practicing it seriously.
I did everything I could to make myself feel as if i was already in England. I told my friends that after my course, I will be going to England. I even changed my Facebook education status to the University of Manchester even before I had sent them any applications. Many of them told me I couldn’t make it because I did not do A levels and they would not accept my qualifications.
After my course, I had received an offer from the local university to continue my degree there. I immediately turned the offer down because a gut feeling told me to do so. It was a big risk, but I knew I was destined for greater things.
And I was right!
After 3 weeks of rejecting that offer, I got an email with the subject line “Manchester Calling”.
I was offered a place to do my degree in that university. Now I had the opportunity to study in Manchester and play football so close to my dream football club!
Today I am a full time student in the University of Manchester and play for a local club here. I know that anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. I will play for Manchester United.
I am so grateful to The Secret, The Magic and The Power for making my dreams come true.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.