I read two books that were highly recommended to me in my school days – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Secret. I read these notable self help books at an age when everything was served on the platter for me by my dad and I was not really aware of Maslow’s Pyramid either. What retained with me was just an idea – I shall get what I desire. What did not make sense to me were words like “Manifestation of Wants and Wishes” or how can I “attract what I really want”. Four years in engineering went by, with no recollection of what I had read between these pages in my 10th and 11th standard.
Things took a turn in year 2014, in my 7th semester, when I did not even graduate but I had at least 6-7 job offers from some of the top IT firms across globe, Intel, Unisys, JK Group among others. Yet I was not really satisfied, as these jobs would entail something that I had been already doing for 4 years – coding and delivery. Something that lacked excitement and was monotonous.
In University days itself I knew what my core competency was – Delivery and Management. I knew that I could get things done from others, without getting my own hands dirty. I had a hunger of working with multiple people on multiple projects and did not want to be limited to single cubicle. However, being a fresher there was one challenge – BEING A FRESHER!
Now, I had two choices, either be a cliche or take up something that’s challenging but with high RoI. From IT, I jumped into FMCG and appeared for a Business Development role. I was not picked up for a managerial role, but it was a starting towards the journey of experiencing what the two books had written on them.
To share without getting into much details, within 9 months of working as a fresher, I was handed over a double promotion. Three months from then, Senior Marketing Manager. Within a year and a half I was leading projects with multi-location based teams of 55, dealing with Government Secretariats, CM houses, executing projects worth crores, leading IT teams myself having zero experience in coding.
So how did this happen? How does the law of attraction actually work?
First and foremost. This is part science, part magic! It does require commitment and effort! But this is a sure way to a guaranteed realization of what you wish for.
Arriving at your goal is a journey. Lets think of your current state of life as your starting point A. And the success point where you want to reach as Point B. This Point B needs to be very clear with you. If its having a home to yourself, then you should be as clear on it as how many rooms do you want, who would you be living with, where would you be having this home and all minor details to it. Without knowing exactly where you want to go, how can you reach there, right? So pen this down. Exactly where you want to reach.
Next step, after knowing your destination is – travel on it. Knowing where you want to reach, now you need to figure out your mode of transport. What is the course / route you’d take to reach your dream state?
What must be understood is there are times when you do not get the cab of your choice. The Ola guy might just cancel your ride. You’d have to go for an Uber. Or maybe the road you thought you’d take is blocked. Re-routing is required. Just keep in mind that the destination never changes.
Now what the concrete action for achieving the above, rather than talking metaphors and analogies?
Steps to Success
Here are few steps that worked for me. You could might as well give it a try :
- Have a personal diary/post-its/chart paper or any thing you find is going to remain accessible to you at all times. Write down the destination location on it. What exactly do you want from the Universe? To the core details.
- Page Two: whats your mode of transport? What will it take to reach there? What are your options? What are your strengths? Layout the entire route map.
- Page Three: What are the road blocks that you are aware of? What could be the possible hurdles? For example, if you are trying to study abroad, finances could be one road block. If you wish to be a Project Manager, lack of required skill/certificate could be a block. For maintaining good relations with your family, lack of proximity could be one such hurdle. So pen it down. Know the obstructions beforehand rather than being surprised (or shocked) while you have already departed on route.
- Page 4: What’s your re-route? You know where you want to be. You know that there are few road blocks ahead. So what’s the solution? If Ola guy isn’t coming to you, how about an Uber? Or what if you figure out there is a public transport available as well. Isn’t that a good news, you’d be saving finances as well! So now that you know what could be possible stoppages on your journey, try to figure out the re-routes. If there is something lacking, get that tool first.
That’s all. Four steps. On a daily basis, keep yourself aligned on the route to your desired destination. There might be un-calculated speed breakers or bumps. The destination however, never changes. When we were young with milk teeth still fixed on jaws, we would go to all lengths to get what we wanted right? We created cause and incidents that would lead us to get the favorite toy or that Happy Meal from McDonald’s. Demand what you want in the same way from the Universe.
— Prabhas Tiwari