Fresh out of the military, I wanted work. There was an opening at a processing plant to build and install machinery. “I can do that”, I thought and went for an interview.
The Chief Engineer asked if I could weld. I had tried once. “Yep,” I said. He asked me if I could read blueprints. I didn’t know if I couldn’t so I said, “Yes.” He told me to be there the following day at 8:00.
The next morning, my new boss handed me a roll of blueprints and said, “Get a welder from the tool crib and build this system of conveyors in the building next door”. “OK” I said and left.
I rolled a welder into the building, set it the way someone else had his, unrolled the blueprints and started. The prints seemed obvious. I mimicked the way others worked and copied their techniques. I never told anyone I didn’t know what I was doing and they never let on they knew it. They just offered suggestions and I listened.
One day it was done. All 8 conveyors worked! I was thrilled. In the three months it took to build that system, I’d learned basic layout & welding, electrical systems, conveyor belts, drive chains & sprockets, steam & water line plumbing and machinery installation.
The entire time, I assumed I could do the job. This was made a reality by men giving me guidance, intuitive moments of understanding and the fact that the Chief Engineer only came around when I was doing well.
Always affirm the desired result. The universe supports this. Consciously choose the direction for your life and you will have it.