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Posted by on Sep 24, 2009

The other day, when I was saying there were no secrets in marketing, and there being way too much stuff that’s the same, I also happened to talk about this movie called The Secret, and said I was going to talk about it one of these days. Today’s the day.

Before I go forward, I want to also mention that I wrote a review of The Secret on my Reviews site, which you can check out if you’re so inclined. It was a pretty good review, if I say so myself; this will be a little bit different. This is a fan review.

The Secret came out in 2005, and I actually purchased my copy from Australia before it made it to America. I was in my big phase of self motivation, and had started out with a movie called What The Bleep, which was also a pretty motivating movie that starred Marlee Matlin. I had seen the early promotion for The Secret, and man, from the first sound, I was captured. Here’s the first 20 minutes or so from the movie:

Now, before you watch that, let me tell you a bit more about it. I’ll go ahead and tell you the secret, since it’s 4 years past now. The secret is something known as the Laws of Attraction. The simplistic version of all of this is that what you believe you’ll attract to your life. The deeper version of this is that the universe is all energy, and channeling your energy in the proper way will bring you whatever you concentrate on.

This can be good and it can be bad. For instance, all of us probably dream of great things, but we don’t all have great things. That’s because what we’re thinking about overrides what we say we want. So, if you say you want money, but deep inside you’re worrying about paying bills, paying bills will be the overriding thought, and that worry is what you’ll bring to your life. However, thoughts aren’t the only things about this. You have to follow up the real thoughts with actions, whether they’re positive or negative. When you’re depressed or worried, you tend to stay in that world, that feeling, and thus you find yourself having problems breaking out of it. When you can get out of the depression, you suddenly notice your life feels better, and more positive things are happening for you.

Anyway, I’ve now seen The Secret maybe 50 times or more. Every time I need a boost in my life, I put this movie on. It was fantastically produced, and the music and scenes help with the experience. Something else I got that you won’t get if you decide to buy the movie now is the original cut. In the original, Esther Hicks of Abraham-Hicks was in the movie a lot, but about a year later she asked to be totally removed from it. Someone else took parts of what she said, but it’s not quite the same. It’s still great, though, and you won’t really know what you missed, so it won’t irk you like it irked me.

Here’s the thing about movies like this. Motivation is one of those things where you have to be ready for it to work for you. If you’re in any way skeptical, don’t bother, because it won’t work for you. That’s how many things in life are, by the way. If you don’t believe in hypnosis, you can’t be hypnotized. If you don’t believe you deserve anything better in your life, it will never come. Don’t waste your time; trust me on this one.

But if you’re really ready for something that might make you feel good, something that might inspire you, The Secret is the way to go. There are some fantastic stories in this movie. One lady basically overcame cancer by changing her mindset. Another guy named Morris Goodman was told he’d never walk again, nor leave this ventilator that was breathing for him after he’d crashed his plane, and yet he believed he would walk out of the hospital before Christmas, and thus he did.

Folks, what we really believe, then act upon, we can do. The Secret is powerful stuff if you’re ready to let it take you there. I’m not going to post the movie again, since I posted it a couple of days ago, so I’m going to post What The Bleep instead. It’s not as glossy as The Secret, but it’s good nonetheless.

What The Bleep


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Shirley @ Solo Business Marketing:

Our minds absolutely expand the power of success as much as it expands and deepens failures.

We experience more of either depending on which habit becomes the focus.

I recently attended an “Applying The Secret to Your Business” presentation at the New York Public Library, which helped to re-energize the attraction philosophy I’d read about in The Secret book.

We business owners require this refresher in high doses, and like you, Mitch, I challenge myself each day to attract the best in life so that negatively rarely creeps into the mind.
.-= Shirley @ Solo Business Marketing´s last blog ..Gimmicks Work, But They May Also Backfire =-.

September 24th, 2009 | 3:31 PM
Mitch:

Thanks for sharing, Shirley. I had to put a lot of that practice into play today as I had to go out of town because my mother’s health was off. Instead of concentrating on bad things that might be occurring, I focused on much better things. She’s fine; whether my thoughts helped it all out or not who can say, but at least I can believe I helped some, right?

September 24th, 2009 | 6:26 PM
John Dilbeck:

Good morning, Mitch.

This is just the perfect reminder at the perfect time for me! Thanks!

For the last few months, I’ve been concentrating so much on earning a living and paying bills, and on feeling sick, that I know it has impacted me in a seriously negative way.

As long as I’m getting back to the basics, it’s a good time to also get my thoughts back under control so they’ll work for me, instead of against me.

I haven’t watched What the Bleep? or The Secret in a long time.

I think it’s about time for me to take a break from working, fix a nice snack, dig out my copy of The Secret and watch it, again.

I always get a lift from that movie and usually a new idea or three to implement.

Act on your dream!

JD

September 25th, 2009 | 12:10 AM
Mitch:

Always glad to remind people of good things, John. I hope it rejuvenates you, my man. 🙂

September 25th, 2009 | 12:41 AM
John Dilbeck:

Good morning, Mitch.

I really enjoyed watching The Secret, again. In fact, I’m listening to it right now while I’m back at work.

I’m starting to realize that I’ve been doing things all wrong for the last year, and it started with my own thoughts and not the economy. I’m still thinking about that, and I’ll post something about it to one of my blogs when I get a better understanding.

Now, to anyone else reading this, if you haven’t seen The Secret, or if you don’t make the Law of Attraction a major part of achieving the things you want, click on one of Mitch’s links, above, and buy a copy of that movie today. Even better, buy two copies and give one to your best friend.

Act on your dream!

JD

September 25th, 2009 | 2:50 AM
Mitch:

Thanks for the ups, John. I’m thinking about popping it in today myself, after a particularly “interesting” Thursday. You know, I think I’ve been doing mainly the right things, but some things I’m still holding back on, and I need to break through on that.

Act on your dream,… yeah! 🙂

September 25th, 2009 | 10:26 AM
Monique:

Mitch, I really appreciated this post. I keep hearing about this movie because I came across and amazing YouTube video of Oprah talking about the secret.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0wYxh-akZs

It was very positive to hear how she willed The Color Purple into her Life.

I will have to take John up on the challenge and get this movie.

Thanks again Mitch,

Monique
.-= Monique´s last blog ..If You’re Not on YouTube Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later =-.

September 25th, 2009 | 9:40 AM
Mitch:

Thanks for your comment, Monique. You really can’t go bad with this movie in my opinion, if you’re someone willing to open up and feel good about yourself. I can’t believe how many people have actually purchased this movie because of the enthusiasm I gave it in talking about it so many years ago. I also have the book on tape, but I must say that the movie just does it all.

September 25th, 2009 | 10:27 AM