The A student
I believe in perfection. The best of perfection. So when the Secret first approached me, I was, okay… But when I discovered it was a belief in perfecting everything, I started finding interest in it a bit more.
I am a straight-A student. However, if there is one thing I find the most difficult of all, it would be English. When I was given my comprehension exam to complete at the start, I told myself, “I got an A in this test” before I even wrote on it. As I completed each question, to oppress my increasing stress, I kept telling myself that I was going to get an A. Not an A-, but an A.
A few days later, I nervously got my results. B+. This was impossible. This couldn’t happen. I believed the Secret. Something had to be wrong. So I requested a re-check of my exam. The whole time I waited, I told myself I already had gotten an A. I told myself this English mark was an A.
This is an A
This is an A…
After the re-check, the teacher returned the exam paper to me with an edited mark: A-. She said that there was a part that she didn’t give me credit for. As this is comprehension and there are a series of questions, there are room for error.
But I couldn’t settle for this.
I told myself it was an A.
The next day, I excused myself for re-adding the scores of the questions myself. I read through carefully adding up all the scores for each question. Then I found another error.
She had missed a mark.
As I was between an A- and an A, the extra mark that she had missed added up to bring me up to an A.
Nothing other than what I asked for.
This is the Secret.
All of you out there: