Yesterday I talked briefly about The Secret, one Australian woman’s world-famous system for using positive thinking to change your life. It has had a radical effect on the way my world works, so I thought it’d be useful to tell my story just in case it helps you, too.
What is The Secret?
The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness. The book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages.
Here’s what it has done for me
I saw the film of The Secret in early January 2006. I was just about to leave full time work and go freelance as a writer, so the timing was fortuitous. A natural optimist and positive thinker, I’d always quietly suspected I was in control of my own destiny and happiness, and it fitted right in with my world view.
Even though I expected it to make a difference, I really didn’t expect the change to be so dramatic. The Secret taught me how to use my positive thinking skills to generate the work I needed without even thinking about it, and it had the extra benefit of making me feel even better about life in general.
In the eight years since I first saw the film, it has never let me down. I’m not going to go into detail but with The Secret’s help I’ve never run out of freelance work. Because I know for certain money will keep on coming my way no matter what happens, I never have to think about making a living. Money just flows my way without me making any effort. As you can imagine, it has been a life-changer. It still is.
Aside from helping me achieve financial security, The Secret has shown me how to be happy 100% of the time. I know it’s up to me how I feel about life. I’m in control. I am confident good things will always happen to me, and they always do. My health, although always excellent, has improved even more. I am never ill. I’ve caught two colds in the past eight years and they’ve both disappeared within a couple of days. I smile at the world, it smiles back. Whenever I want something out of life, whatever it might be, I magically get it. It’s all very weird, and I don’t argue or question it too much – I just know the law of attraction seems to work for me.
Obviously there are loads of sceptics. Fair enough. It’s a pretty eccentric thing to believe in, I admit it. But it also does the trick for millions of other people, so you might as well give it a go. You can read about other people’s experiences here, on The Secret website, where you can also buy the DVD or book. I imagine you can pick them up second hand on Amazon Marketplace, too, if you want to save cash.
I’d love to know what you think of it. In the meantime I’ll be back tomorrow, back down to earth and looking into saving money by sourcing second hand prescription spectacles…