My Dream As A 9th Grader
In 2009, I was a freshman in high school. My passion at that time was playing trumpet in the band, and still is to this day. But during my 9th grade year, I was the last chair player in the lowest band. The student-teacher in the band program thought I was never going to improve and would most likely stay in the bottom band for the rest of high school. Then, during the spring of my freshman year, I decided I wanted to join the marching band, despite the fact that I could barely get a note out of my trumpet. While listening to some classical music, I heard a trumpet solo playing, and the first thing that popped into my head was, “I want a trumpet solo, in the marching band show my senior year of high school.” So I would listen to this classical piece of music with a trumpet solo in it, while visualizing me on the field playing it with many people focusing their attention on me. To be specific, I imagined myself during a football game halftime show, with the football team, cheerleaders and dance team all in front of me, looking up at me while I was doing my solo. I kept doing this “visualizing” frequently that year. My sophomore and junior year flew by, while I became one of the trumpet section leaders in the process. The marching show for my senior year featured a trumpet solo in it, and a really beautiful sounding one too. During band camp, me and two other guys auditioned for this solo. I then heard the words of my band director: “The trumpet solo will be Aaron.” Jumping for joy across the marching band practice field, I felt incredible.
After a good marching season and looking at all of the photos taken throughout the competitions, football games and parades, I found one of me performing my solo during a football game halftime show, and set it as my FaceBook profile picture.
After reading Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret, I read about the process of visualization and how it feels so real when you do it. I then had a flashback to my 9th grade year, and remembered I did the exact same steps mentioned in The Secret for the trumpet solo. Now knowing the process of Visualization, I logged onto my Facebook and saw my profile picture. I was blown away and because of how amazed I was. My profile picture was the visualization in my head as a Freshman three years ago. It wasn’t one ‘like’ my vision, it was the EXACT same one: The football team, cheerleaders and dance team were all right before me just like the way I envisioned it. I had fulfilled my dream as a 9th grader and didn’t even realize it! Thank you Rhonda Byrne!