First off, you have to know that I am a sucker for self-improvement books. It started back when I was about 12 and I picked up my first Tony Robbins book and hasn’t slowed since then. Jim Rohn, Dr. Dennis Waitley, Robert Kiyosaki, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Robert Allen, Jack Canfield, Zig Ziglar – you name it… the list goes on and on. I have read and/or listened to them all.
A couple years back, “The Secret” was published following a series of mysterious ads, websites that didn’t give any info etc. and although it didn’t seem to make the splash that some of the great self-improvement books have, it was still intriguing. I say “book” but it is also a documentary film. (Don’t want any haters giving me a hard time.)
I picked up a used copy of the audio version of “The Secret” free from a friend and decided it was time to give a listen.
The first thing that struck me was how annoying it is to hear “the secret” in every other sentence. “When you hear the secret, your life will be great,” “The secret will change your life,” “Anything is possible once you know the secret.”
I’ll save you the mystery – the secret is the Law of Attraction. Many books have been written on the subject and although it is something I strongly believe in, all of this has been written and said in hundreds of books before “The Secret.”
I’ll continue to listen because I get off on this stuff, but I am a bit disappointed in the snake-oil marketing used to promote a well known theory as something secret handed down throughout the ages.
I have one close friend that could actually change his life if he read up on the Law of Attraction – maybe I will share it with him.