Roadway to Berkeley and the GRE
I was preparing for the GRE for about six months. Like any other Indian Student I had decided to cram the words from Barron’s and Princeton. After a few months I tried taking sample tests, but the result wasn’t up to the mark. I was scoring around 1150/1600. I wanted more… I wanted to make it to UC, Berkeley.
Then I happened to watch The Secret. I realized that ‘I’ had attracted everything, literally everything, into my life. I started using it for various things and it did help me. But to prove it to myself that The Secret was perfectly true, I had to show a phenomenal change in something. So I thought I could try it with my GRE preparation.
I searched the internet for an image of a GRE score sheet and I modified the name and score on the image to my name and my dream score of 1450 (Q:800 V:650). I stuck it on the wall of my room. I visualized myself screaming in the phone to my parents and friends after finishing the exam. I visualized myself in Berkeley.
And on the day of the exam I maintained the harmony and happiness – I was in SYNC with the Universe. Well, I didn’t make it to my goal. But I made 1440 (Q:800 V:640). Not far at all, right? I was not surprised. I knew it would work. It always does.
Today I’m typing this from hostel room after applying to UC, Berkeley. I know that I will be there next fall. I know because I believe. I dream… I live my dream. The Secret will never fail.
I will write another story in a few weeks. That is when I get accepted at Berkeley. When I become a Golden Bear.