One day, I came home from school- my mum sat me down and told me she had applied for a scholarship for me and I was going to have to sit an exam. I was angry- she had spent 300 dollars just for me to sit the stupid test! I yelled at her about how I wasn’t smart enough, how she had wasted money and how there was no way I would get it. My mum said to me I had a really good chance and that I was smart but I refused to believe her or listen. She had also bought me practice tests, I did them but didn’t even try, just protested that some kid from the extenstion math class would get the scholarship. I had forced myself to BELIEVE there was no chance, and in a way wanted to do terrible to prove my mum wrong.
Then, the night before I was to sit the exam I read THE SECRET. It completely changed my attitude towards it, I imagined how it would feel to get the scholarship, how my parents would be so proud- how it would save them so much money. I put myself in the mindset that I would get it. The next day, at the exam, I walked in knowing and believing I was going to get it. All the way through, start to finish I repeated “I will get the scholarship, I am smart, this is easy”
A month later after school my mum sat me down again.
This time, to tell me i had gotten the scholarship.