In case you didn’t read the book or see the film, The Secret is the Law of Attraction. It’s the idea that “Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you.”
Anyone who teaches people to sell, as I do, is familiar with the notion that, if you have a clear objective for a sales meeting - if you know, going in, what will have to happen in a sales conversation so that, when that conversation ends, you will feel that the meeting has been successful - and if you say that objective, out loud, three times, before you begin the conversation, the chance that you will achieve exactly that is very high!
But The Secret takes this concept much further. The Secret “…is the law that determines the complete order in the Universe, every moment of your life, and every single thing you experience in your life. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, the law of attraction is forming your entire life experience, and this all-powerful law is doing that through your thoughts.”
Wow! I’ve certainly found that to be true: you become what you think about most - good or bad! Lots of people seem to think that, by focusing on, thinking through, remembering the bad stuff, they’ll be able to somehow analyze themselves out of the pain. I don’t think that’s true. And The Secret supports me there: “The law of attraction doesn’t care whether you perceive something to be good or bad, or whether you don’t want it or you do want it. It’s responding to your thoughts…”
So, how can you put this interesting idea to work for you? The answer: think positive thoughts! Since you’re always operating on your last thoughts, even when asleep, be sure your last thoughts before going to sleep are good, positive thoughts!
You might even think of this process as Biblical: what you sow, so shall you reap. Or in the pop culture vernacular, “What goes around comes around!”
Think this doesn’t make sense? Consider this: the book says, “If you don’t understand the law, that doesn’t mean you should reject it. You may not understand electricity, and yet you enjoy the benefits of it.”
What’s standing in the way of achieving your heart’s desire? Perhaps it’s your thoughts! It may be worth considering that possibility, and acting to improve your thinking, focusing always on the positive.