the day I became school CAPTAIN…
Always, even as a 5 yr old, I refused to believe that someone up there was controlling my life and that my life was a script written by Him that I was just expected to enact. To me, all the rituals and religious practices, which were and still are a part of my upbringing, were merely occasions to wear pretty clothes. I didnt know exactly why my life wasnt under His control; I just knew that it wasnt ..till of course I read The Secret.
This episode of my life actually occurred before I read the book.
I studied in one of the most prestigious and reputed schools in the country and being the Head Girl of my school along with an equally deserving Head Boy in my final year of schooling (10th Grade) was my foremost goal then.
Through all my academic years, I was a part of each and every activity in school, and quite honestly was good at them too. My academics records were even better. I had my closest friends and teachers who had great expectations from me, seniors who adored and encouraged me, and classmates who were always ready to lend a helping hand. I was being touted as the future Head Girl of the school. All in all, my life perfect until one influential teacher decided that she hated me.
Unlike many other schools, in our school one cant stand for the post that one wants to be elected for. The teachers nominate your name and then the students vote.
As the day for the nominations to be declared drew closer, I began worrying if I would be nominated for the post, only because of that one teacher. I tried discarding the thought by thinking that one teachers vote is not going to make a considerable difference, but the fear of me not being nominated was persistent. (Little did I know that I WAS INDEED INVITING THE SITUATION I DREADED). As The Secret states, thanks to my own thoughts, when the nominees were declared, my name didnt feature in the list.
Support from my batch mates was something I never doubted and even when I didnt show any sort of anger or disappointment they did. That very moment I decided in my head that no matter what happens I shall not only be on the nominees list but also be elected.
I started visualizing myself taking the oath on the Investiture Ceremony when the previous Head Girl would pass on the responsibilities to me, and visualizing myself wearing the much coveted uniform, and something I never imagined happened students I had never spoken to stood up for me. Student Council members from previous years who had passed out from school spoke to the Principal. Almost my entire batch conveyed it to the teachers that they will not vote if I was not nominated. My confidence increased multi-fold. Then the administration declared that as our school was celebrating 25 years this year, instead of a Head Boy and a Head girl, they would have a Captain and Vice-Captain and at the same time announced my nomination.
Needless to say what followed, I was elected as Captain. My year as the student Council leader flew by amazingly well, and it was then that The Secret created a wave and I decided to read the book.
AS I READ I REALIZED THAT IT WAS MY THOUGHTS, MY WORRIES, MY FEARS, MY CONFIDENCE, MY FAITH, MY VISIONS THAT TRANSLATED INTO THE OCCURENCES IN MY LIFE.
I thought of everything I had created every single competition I had won, the ones I had lost, everything that I achieved and everything that I had not; my topping the school, my name missing from the nominees list and of course the day I became Captain.
Since then there has been no looking back. Thanks to The Secret I am on the way to creating everything in my life, be it something as insignificant as a favourite dish I want my Mom to cook, or a particular practical that I like to perform for my exams in college, or even something bigger like my admission in the best medical institute in Mumbai or something even more distant like my dream marriage.
THANK YOU RHONDA for doing the world so much good 🙂