On with the test!
In July I bought, second hand on Amazon, “Change -almos- anything in 21 days”.
I admit it, it was that “almost” that attracted me, a flash of honesty in a bunch of books promising you, literally, the universe.
The book is pretty short, for the most part it’s a collection of affirmations (more than 500) in the second part of the book. The first part explains in detail how to write good affirmations and why you have to write them 21 times a day for 21 days.
I liked how it highlighted often that – other than writing something possible (emphasys on possible) – you need to act to obtain what you want.
Affirmations aren’t magical words of spells, they don’t “make things happen”.
I had already tried affirmations, but not on a daily basis, and not written.
Ok, I guess you want to know what I wrote… I was looking for a job, not a lifetime job, but one that suited me now: three days later I started working where I’m working now, but I had no idea what to look for and how to look for it, so I kept writing, I have been a good girl and I wrote everyday for 21 days. In the meanwhile I had other job interviews, I kept searching and taking each chance I got.
The verdict is 50/50, maybe it was me, I didn’t believe in it enough (to be honest while writing I was often thinking about grocery shopping, furniture making and books I was reading, but anyway), maybe the super-events told in the book were a bit polished up. But anyhow, even though I know I’ll never be scientifically sure affirmations helped, I had an happy ending.
Writing a sentence 21 times takes a little more than 5 minutes, and you can forget about it for the rest of the day. So you practice focus, five minutes a day you think about what you would like to have, then trying this and that and not-that, you get more clear on what you wnat. So, it wasn’t ray of lights and heavenly choirs at the end of the 21st day, but I cleared up my mind pretty quickly, it was all anxiety-free, I learned to spot chances and take them, and to be bronze-faced enough to ask for what I want.
I like my job, the time-schedule now is good (it was enough to ask!), I have a lot of free time, a fairish paycheck, I learn a lot and it will be a good experience to have on my resume (I’m still looking for other jobs 😉 )… doesn’t all of this make a perfect job for me now? 😉
What do you think? Do you know the book? Do you write affirmations? Am I going nuts? Tell me.