I’ve heard about “The Secret” movie for over a year, but I never had a chance to watch it. Then it was posted on Google Video for about a month, under a different title, so the copywritten movie wouldn’t be suspected. But guess what I did?I watched it anyway. And that was my first exposure to The Secret.
Many have asked my opinion of the movie. I liked the movie because it gets people talking about things they should be thinking about anyway.
There are a few flaws in the movie and concept – but, hey… it’s made by humans. Okay – would I use it to prospect with? No. Would I give it to the people on my team? If they were mature enough, yes.
The flaws are that the movie does not differentiate God from the universe; they don’t establish that you must provide value to the world in order for it to come back to you; and there is a lot of New Age chatter which doesn’t have to be there for the movie to work. Napoleon Hill didn’t need it.
But know that the most powerful single factor in your personal success is your beliefs about yourself and money. Many of you benefited from my Shad Helmstedder web video that struck this same chord. Whatever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.
You know what’s neat? The more I work at this, the better I get at being able to block out things that aren’t consistent with my reality. I absolutely believe that I have the ability to succeed, and I don’t dwell on the possibilities that I may fail.
Sounds like fluff-talk, but it really works. Concentrate on the wall, as a Nascar driver, and you’ll hit it.
“The Secret” touches on this – but perhaps you missed it because of all the weirdness. I know I had to cut through a bunch. Many call this “positive knowing” rather than “positive thinking” which can be wishing or hoping. Positive knowing is when you absolutely know that no matter what, you’ll be successful. Are you there?
The reason “The Secret” is number one on the bookseller lists is because we’re wired to want to be successful. But we also want to have it NOW; find that magic Aladdin’s lamp to hear our genie say – your wish is my command.
I wish for The Sullivan Estate, in Oahu, Hawaii, so I can turn it into a retreat for missionaries on furlough. Hey, it’s for sale at $29 million. But in order to get that, I know I need to provide value to many, (and it’s got to be God’s will, etc.)
What is holding you up in your quest for what you need to fulfill your goals here on Earth? What is the barrier today?
And what do you think of “The Secret”? Is it all weirdness – or should we even give it note?