When I turned 26, I was very depressed. I had broken off with my boyfriend of 5 years, career wasn’t going anywhere, life generally felt at a standstill. So when I was going to turn 27, I decided I am not going to be in the country, NO. MATTER. WHAT.
I decided to go to Italy for a week for my birthday in October. But this was easier said than done, as I was strapped for cash and the trip would be quite expensive. But I didn’t give up hope. I looked at brochures, air routes, etc., and did all my research. I also remember telling my friend, “I don’t know how, but I will be in Italy in October.”
Then one day I was on my way to work, and a radio competition came on. I entered for the heck of it (I had never won anything in my life), but around 1/2 hour later the station called me back and told me that I won Dhs 10,000 (around $2700). And that year, as promised to my friend, I was in Italy for my birthday.
The Secret does really work. You just have to believe it, and leave the nitty gritties of how, when, and why to the universe.