SKY isn’t the limit
Being a Hospitality management graduate, I was always inspired to big international hotels, always dreamt of being in one. I did get the chance to do so immediately after passing out from College, I was working with Taj Hotels ( India’s Best Hotel Chain).Being from an average Indian Middle Class family, I was also told that people reach great heights and achievements only after lot of hardwork and time and so did I used to feel. One day I was introduced to “The Secret” book by one of my senior Manager and she asked me to read and said “this book will change your life”. First I thought how can a book change someones life, I have read many inspirational books before, but they don’t stay with you forever or make big changes.
But this book there was something special about it, and I started with the first chapter and the book did effect on me. I was so surprised to find almost everything was perfectly written and actual truth. Most of it had to do with my upbringing and family background, my parents always used to say “we get our desired wish very late, because this makes us realize the actual value of it,” or “Only hard working people get success” , “life is not easy” and so on.
After reading a few chapters I decided to apply the concept and see. The first thing I did was I applied for a Cabin-Crew Job in India’s Primere Airline i.e Jet Airways. There were many colleagues of mine who wanted to be cabin-crew and they couldn’t, and they used to tell me how difficult it is to get the job of cabin crew.
I wanted to see the effect of The Secret. I started telling myself,”After few months I am gonna work for Jet Airways as Cabin Crew”, “tomorrow I will be going Singapore flight”, “the guest on my flight ,who was seated in seat no. 10c was so funny” and so on. I started reading news about aviation industry, even without any interview date , I was preparing for Interview, I got nice suit stitched with matching tie and shirt.
After few days I was called for Interview,.There were many selection rounds in various days and till the last interview I was reading “The Secret” and applying the concept.
The effect on me was visible not only to myself,but the people around me also noticed the change in me. With the concept of secret I managed to get that Job.
Working for almost 2 yrs with Jet, Flown almost all over India,Middle East -South East Asia. I was so happy and thankful to The Secret and Jet Airways.
I suggested almost everyone to read “The Secret” and I bought copies of “The Secret” for my sisters, friends, colleagues and gifted them.
It was a smooth ride and I slowly started forgetting the concept , taking this for granted,being involved in negative thoughts and talks with colleague, I started becoming a negative person, and it was also visible in work and in my personal life.
One day my eldest sister told me maybe I should re-read The Secret, as according to her the charm, enthusiasm, positive attitude has gone. And I agreed with her.
I started with “The Secret” again and then read “The Power”.
The concept of Love is one of the biggest and best concept explained and its so true.
I started using the concept of love for every single thing, the things I used to dislike early, the food, the job, the place, the flight, everything that I used to dislike early, I started to use the concept of love for them. And I was amazingly thrilled to see the change.
While working for Jet, I decided I should move ahead in career and try for some major International Airline.and so i applied for Etihad Airways ( Worlds best leading airline). and wanted to use the concept of Love.
So in a small personal diary of mine,I wrote:
I am so happy to work for Etihad Airways as a Cabin crew, I get to see the world,I am staying in best star hotels across world,and so on” . I started visualizing myself sitting for the final interview with and giving answers, I dreamt of myself in Etihad uniform. I changed my mobile phone, laptop, desktop computer wallpaper with Etihad Aircraft. I used photoshop and took one of etihad’s male cabin crew picture and placed my head on top of it and everytime i used to look at that picture and say “Wow!! I look soo good in that uniform, and I am so loving to work with Etihad as a cabin crew”. I was aware of various Interview rounds and eliminations in between, but I only visualized myself sitting in the final interview with the panel in front of me, I used to visualize myself giving amazing answer,.
During the day of interview,at first I was nervous and during interview whenever I was getting tense I took time to read few lines from that small personal diary of mine. There were 3 eliminations and I cleared all. But it was the final interview that made my life, Like I used to visualize-it happened exactly. And to my surprised I was asked the same questions that I used to dream of.
Like my dream and love for Etihad, I was selected for Etihad Airways. I am so happy to say that next month is my joining and I will start flying with Etihad.
“The Secret” made me realize it can certainly happen, just believe and start asking for it. “The Power” has taught me all there is in the universe is for me. I just have to choose what is it that I want from my universal catalogue.