What’s missing in The Secret DVD, Book and Audio?
Let me first say that The Secret has done exactly what it was designed for. It has accomplished its purpose extremely well. And what was that? The purpose of The Secret is to introduce and validate the concept of The Secret or the Law of Attraction. To accomplish this task they used a number of well respected big names in the personal growth and development industry.
The Secret tells about the Law of Attraction, how long it has been around, and what it can and has done for people who understand how to apply it. It promotes the concept of positive thinking and expectations and that is what The Secret does well. Unfortunately it does not give a solid, step by step “how to” for applying the Law of Attraction in a person’s life. The Secret is very motivational and even gives occasional hints and clues about its practical application but it does not give a solid, simple plan of action for applying the Law of Attraction.
The book and audio book contains more validation, justification and history and sprinkles in a few more “how to” tid bits but again they really don’t provide a solid working plan for using the Law of Attraction. You may be asking yourself “Why?” and that is a reasonable question. I sincerely believe that all the presenters in The Secret honestly want to spread the word about the Law of Attraction so people can become aware of it and begin the wondrous and joyous journey of learning how to apply it in their lives. Learning to apply the Law of Attraction is like peeling an endless onion, every layer reveals more and improves our understanding and ability to effectively apply the principals. The more layers we remove the more we realize there is no end to the layers, just a deeper understanding. So why doesn't’t The Secret do a better job at providing a “how to” course of action? First of all, that was not their purpose or intent and secondly a time constraint is also a factor.
Let’s also take a look at another logical conclusion. Almost without exception the speakers on The Secret have books, DVDs, courses, and live events that they want people to attend and buy. The producers of The Secret are sure to turn out their own learning materials as well. This is all good and there is nothing wrong with that. I encourage people to get more understanding. At the Law of Attraction Center we offer introductory and advanced workshops and personal coaching. I could hardly condemn someone else for doing what we do without pointing a finger or three back at me.
“So what’s the problem?” you ask. Many people I talk to think that watching The Secret, reading the book or listening to the audio book is all they need to do to learn how to effectively apply the Law of Attraction to their lives. The problem creeps in when people try to think positively and unwanted things continue to show up or their situation does not appreciably change. When that happens some people begin to wrongfully assume that the Law of Attraction does not work or it won’t work for them or in that particular situation. They don’t understand that there is so much more to using this tool effectively. It’s a lot like someone taking one golf lesson and thinking they are ready for the PGA tour. It’s true; they have made a start at being a golfer but are nowhere near being a pro golfer or even a good golfer. In the case of the Law of Attraction just watching, reading or listening to The Secret won’t make anyone an accomplished user of the Law of Attraction any more than watching golf or taking a lesson will make someone an accomplished golfer.
“So what’s your point?” you ask. My point is this. If The Secret has had a positive impact on your understanding of the Law of Attraction, don’t stop there or with any other single work on the subject. Find books, audios and courses that can give you a plan you can resonate with and apply. Thinking positive thoughts just isn't’t enough. If it was then there would not be thousands of bookss out there trying to help people understand the deeper principals of positive thinking.
The Law of Attraction goes much deeper than any single book, audio or DVD and without going deeper yourself you may well find yourself believing it doesn't’t work or it won’t work for you and nothing could be farther from the truth. The Law of Attraction will work for anyone who learns its true secrets.
Most books and courses on personal development and the Law of Attraction have ten or twelve exercises to do at the end of each chapter. If the books have as few as ten chapters that would amount to one hundred or more exercises to do. Way to much work for me and most people to attempt. In other words, as valuable as all those exercises may be, it’s too much. People I know and talk to want a simple three or four step plan that they can begin with and use right away. Once the simple plan begins working in a person’s life they may want to move on to more advanced methods of increasing their own attracting ability and results. The key to starting the journey is to get a proven, simple, workable plan as quickly as possible.
If you will allow me to do a quick commercial … A simple, easy, workable plan is the key focus of the “Attitude Is Everything” introductory workshop by the Law of Attraction Center. In two short hours people who attend that workshop walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the Law of Attraction and a simple three or four step plan they can begin to use right away to change what they are experiencing and manifesting in any area of their life. If workshop participants happen to own a copy of The Secret it will now become much more meaningful as a motivational and inspirational tool and should be viewed periodically for reinforcement.
In the workbook given out at the “Attitude Is Everything” introductory workshop there is a resource list of books for people to be able to continue, on their own, the process and pursuit of acquiring knowledge, skills and proficiency in using the Law of Attraction. For those less inclined to read or who want a faster track the Law of Attraction Center offers advanced application workshops and personal coaching as well as custom designed workshops and seminars for businesses and groups.
The books we recommend are the best and most effective for learning the Law of Attraction that we have ever found. Some of the authors have passed on years ago and many of their books are the foundational sources of information the presenters of The Secret DVD used to create their programs and materials. Other books are from more current authors that present simple, easy to follow processes for applying the Law of Attraction. Some of the books on the list probe much deeper and get more involved. We have tried to recommend the very best of over 100 books we have read that deal directly with the practical aspects of applying the Law of Attraction.
Please understand me, I love The Secret. It has opened the eyes of millions of people to a natural law that can truly change and transform every area of their lives if they get an understanding of what it is and how it works. The Secret is intended to be the beginning of the journey, not the end. It gives a great sizzle but not enough meat and I’m a meat and potatoes kind of cowboy. You might call me the “How To Cowboy”. Don’t leave your understanding at the sizzle. I encourage you to dig deeper and find the meat that will satisfy your desires and bring you the rewards and results you deserve.
Remember, you get what you vibrate, not necessarily what you think. Learn to vibrate well and enjoy the journey!