Guest contributor: Law of attraction fan Assem Al Zhrani. See his facebook page here.
Time wasn’t on my side; there was only one week until the scholastic assessment test. This was my last chance to get a good enough score to be accepted in the college I wanted. Would I be able to pull it off?
At first, I got frustrated. I started studying hard, but I felt I was going nowhere. I was close to giving up when my eye landed on The Secret book that was lying on my table. Suddenly, I realized that I had all the knowledge I needed to make anything possible–so why was I not using it?
I sat down and wrote on a piece of paper the score I wanted to get–an 86/100 (80 was a passing grade, but I wanted to be on the safe side). Then I started whispering to myself “Thank you, God, for this score.” All day I was giving thanks for my score until I reached the point where I totally believed that it was mine.
The exam day came. After taking it, I knew I did well, but I had to wait one week for the results. During the wait, I didn’t change my attitude even though the test had finished. Every time I was asked about the exam, I said I did very well and am sure that I would get a very high score. One of my friends told me not to get my expectations high so I wouldn’t get upset when I scored below my goal. He kept saying that only two people out of ten get an 80. However, I didn’t listen to him and kept my expectations high.
A short time later, the results came out and I logged in to the website to check my score and guess what it was?
This was the same number I wrote on the paper that day. Now I carry that paper in my wallet and look at it to remind my self that I can do anything!
After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower. And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could've happened. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.