Ah-ha! Ok, so how many people believe in Quantum Physics, Noetics, Laws of Attraction, etc.? Anyone? Anyone?
Well, I do. But I also realize its two main faults:
1) it's EXTREMELY hard to do consistently. I think we're programmed as a race, and supported by our multitude of media, to think that we cannot have anything we want.
2) Failure to get what you want instantly leads to self-blame - I didn't win the Lottery so I must be doing something wrong.
Well, regardless, I decided I needed to get serious about getting a job. See, I don't know how many of you out there are the sole bread-winner of the family, but being that AND trying to be a writer is very challenging, especially when you know in your heart you WANT to be a writer. So I was avoiding the inevitable - UNREALISTICALLY optimistic. I'm optimistic that my book will sell and will make a great movie, but not in the next three weeks.
So - I created a spreadsheet to track all the companies I've applied to. I've written up a cover letter. I'm following up with companies I haven't heard from.
Sound a little like getting an agent? It is.
You just have to be serious about it.
SO. THE DAY AFTER I get two phone calls out of the blue, one recruiter taking me on to help me with another company, and a phone call set up with another company that I forced in.
Now, some may say "That's not the laws of attraction, Doofus. That's just you working harder." True. But the random calls out of the blue? Coincidence?
I don't believe in it.
So - the OPTIMISM is back in OPTIMISM ABOUNDS. Take your goal, dream, desire, need or wish seriously. Put everything you have into it.
It'll happen. Trust me!
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