The documentary and book The Secret has been praised as well as vilified. While I personally found parts of this acclaimed yet controversial phenomenon a bit too "woo woo" for my taste, I also found some serious nuggets of personal and professional wisdom to be gleaned from it. This is the "too long; didn't read" version. The post is written in order to share those nuggets in an easily digestible and actionable manner.
Attitude of gratitude
Think every day of things you are grateful for
Visual motor rehearsal
Visualize -> materialize
Athletes image race and their muscles fire: this tool is powerful
We strive to achieve the image and likeness of abundance / divinity / energy
Dwell on the end result
Empower others and share with others
Our primary aim is to experience joy and love
Around 85% of families are dysfunctional; this is hard to fight with negativity, but can nonetheless be overcome – as can other obstacles – through "reprogramming" our outlook.
Abundance: Our aim is to live in abundance of what is most important to us. Since what's important varies from person to person, there should be more than enough abundance for everyone if properly approached.
Universe = God = Connection = Energy = Power = Creative Source
Life was meant to be abundant: this has been the core message of every great teacher.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein
“ Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve.”
— W. Clement Stone
“What you resist persists.”
— Karl Jung
“I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me.”
— Mother Teresa
“I believe that you're great, that there's something magnificent about you. Regardless of what has happened to you in your life, regardless of how young or how old you think you might be, the moment you begin to think properly, there's something that is within you, there's power within you, that's greater than the world. It will begin to emerge. It will take over your life. It will feed you. It will clothe you. It will guide you, protect you, direct you, sustain your very existence, if you let it. Now, that is what I know for sure.”
― Michael Beckwith