Now, I’m aware of the Secret
My story starts in March 2007, when I got one of my current jobs as an English Area Coordinator in a school. I was desperately needing it, so you can imagine my joy when I got the job; it represented new challenges and greater responsibilities, professional development, and a better salary. As soon as I started, difficulties started to arise of course. My school was (and still is) going through a lot of changes in order to increase our quality and results as English teachers, so strong reluctance (and even rejection) was the general feeling I first got from the teachers.
I must admit that this first trial of my faith almost made me quit, but the thought of my responsibility towards my family kept me going, and eventually as I motivated myself with positive thoughts and feelings, the teachers started to cooperate more and more. Even the teacher who had the worst attitude ended up quitting, and as time passed, my team grew stronger as new people joined. Now as the school year is finishing, the Area Im responsible for gets nothing but compliments for the job we have done throughout the year.
Now, here in my country, people (and some institutions) in general have difficulties covering their expenses, so this causes some delay in us getting our pay checks, which was one of the reasons I had to complain and leave my former job. However, this time I figured: Well, they dont make me wait as much as in the place I was before, Im getting more benefits, the salary is better, besides everyone else complains about the late payment so thats it!…….Im not gonna complain about anything related to my new job. And thats what I did. I havent complained since, and I even felt more grateful for having this job.
As the year passed, I got an offer for a part time job at a well known English Institute, which allowed me to almost double my income! And guess what they never get late with my payments!
After viewing The Secret in December 2007, I realized I had been applying some of these principles unconsciously throughout the year, so that explained the success I saw in 2007. I also realized that complaining about my former job brought the same situation to my current job, but on the other hand, when I stopped focusing on that particular issue in my current job, the situation disappeared in my new part time job!
Ever since I learned about The Secret, and became aware of my thoughts and the feelings attached to them, I feel much more grateful than ever for the things I have, for those I have achieved, and for those to come. So now, every single day is an excuse for me to feel confident, happy, excited, and thrilled about life, my family, my job, and my dreams.