My story begins when I was very young. My parents got divorced when I was 1 year old, so I never actually saw them together. I grew up in a very strange (and divided) family, with lots of problems. The most evident of them was my insecurity and loneliness. My family never understood what was really happening to me. They supposed I was shy and a careful guy, who didnt want to have troubles in his live. They were wrong! I had bad marks when I was a teenager and I was always stressed and depressed about it. My life in that time was hell. I even failed one year because of the constant pressure my parents used to make.
Well, when I was without any more hope of fixing things, I had to make one of the most important decisions in my life, and I asked myself: what am I going to do when I grow up? To be sincerely honest I already knew. Since childhood I always wanted to be an architect. I developed some art skills like hand drawing or even building models (I remember how I liked to build my own ideas in Leggo, for example). That was my only dream, my only objective, my only desire and my only ambition.
Since then I went to high school and I was still in that situation Ive mentioned before.
I apply for arts and crafts category and, even without knowing where this path is going to, I took the chance. I spent those three years before the graduation making all the efforts to improve my marks. Everyone made me believe that I couldnt do it, that I couldnt apply for the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, because at that time my marks were reasonable!
Before my graduation, without having any idea of what was the law of attraction, I studied so hard because I started to believe that I could do it. The only thing I needed to pursuit my dream was to make the exam of Descriptive Geometry and to have a 20 (meaning everything correct – answers to all the three problems of the exam). AND I MADE THAT HAPPEN! I entered in the Faculty of Architecture. Everyone was surprised and kind of jealous. Some people that used to know me as a bad student or that used to laugh at me because of my choices and decisions, were so surprised that they never had the courage to talk to me again. The only thing that remained four years later were my real best friends.
This greatest achievement couldnt have happened if I didnt already know The Secret and how powerful it is. I only realised that when I read your book and when I saw the film, because Ive attracted (without knowing) in those three years the only thing that could solve all my problems. I remember in those years when something was wrong in school or home, I went to bed and the only thing I dreamt about was being a famous architect and how happy I was going to be, before of all this complicated phase in my life.
Today I still want more; Im planning to go to New York before the graduation to work and set my life in USA! And guess what!!! Im going to make it happen again!!!
I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire author and co-authors of this book and movie because it simply changed my position in life in all possible ways with those powerful words: the thoughts come true we only have to believe.