When I was looking to get my first internship the summer before my senior year of college, I knew exactly what organization I wanted to work for.
I edited my resume and cover letter way too much and anxiously waited for the application to open up.
In the process of waiting, I took the organization’s logo and photo-shopped the internship application deadline on it. I made it the background of my laptop and phone so that every time I went to work on my computer or opened my phone, I knew what I was working towards every day. Every time someone asked me about it, I spoke openly and optimistic about it.
After going through the full application and interview process, an email a couple of months before the end of the school year informed me that I had gotten my dream internship. I couldn’t help but to look at the background on laptop and smile. I wasn’t looking at a goal anymore; I was looking at an accomplishment.
This act was the first time I consciously took on the practice of “speaking things into existence.” I hadn’t realized it at the time, but I was tapping into the Law of Attraction in a way I had never even thought to engage in it before. This soon became a habit for me in many ways. I began doing these types of ‘rituals’ every time I wanted to ‘attract’ something career wise or in my personal life.
I started filling my walls and journals with words that resonated with me and I believed set a tone for how I wanted to look at my own life. I learned that how I worded things was important and not being timid when it came to reaching out to people and sharing what I hoped to achieve.
The following summer I was back at it looking for jobs/internships for post-college. I knew that I wanted to end up in the Washington, D.C. area and what professional areas I was interested in. I spent my entire spring break that year having lunches and casual chats about where I saw myself in the future with professionals that I had been connected to in a domino effect of conversations with one person after the next.
I put out into the world my goals and ambitions to anyone and everyone, and you know what? People heard, people connected, people found me and I found people.
What we say has immense power and that is something truly important to remember.
Of course this idea of speaking things into existence cannot come without personal alignment. Simply putting out there, “I want to own my own successful business,” and expecting it to just happen is not exactly realistic. However, saying, “I want to own my own successful business,” during this process of working hard towards one’s own alignment of passion, goals, and intentions is the recipe to getting yourself there. On the flip side, speaking about things with negativity can hinder just the same. You have to believe in what you’re saying and personally aligning yourself or you’re not believing in yourself to achieve whatever it may be.
There is no harm in throwing it out there, because you never know what will come back to you.