Is the Secret real? If you’re familiar with my work you know that I’m a huge believer in the Law of Attraction. I was even featured in the groundbreaking movie and book The Secret, which introduced the world to the Law of Attraction in a massive way. I’ve also written several books about it and the Law of Attraction is featured prominently in the success principles and all the other programs I’ve created.
Over the years I’ve heard many people ask whether or not the Secret is real.
Today I want to answer that question…
The Law of Attraction states that the universe responds to whatever vibration you are offering by giving you more of whatever you are vibrating. It doesn’t care whether it’s good for you or not. It simply responds to your vibration, whether it’s love, joy, abundance, prosperity, or whether it’s fear, anxiety, resentment or anger.
How I Know the Secret is Real
First, I know the Secret is real because I’ve used it to achieve, and in most cases exceed, all of the goals that I’ve set in finding amazing success with the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, creating a high multimillion dollar net worth, a beautiful home, fulfilling relationships, dream vacations all over the world, and a successful company.
Second, I’ve also seen the graduates from my training use it with great success. Watch this video below where I talk about some success stories of people using the Secret in their lives to achieve wonderful things.
Show Appreciation for All Things
Joe Vitale tells a wonderful story of being dirt poor and living in a rundown apartment. Joe was reading a book on the Law of Attraction that said, “Write down what you’re grateful for.”He said, “What the hell do I have to be grateful for?” I’m in this crappy apartment. I’ve got a pencil and a piece of paper. He said, “I stopped and said, ‘Okay if I could be grateful what would it be for?'”
Joe thought, “Well I have a piece of paper. I could write down my goals. I have an eraser. I could erase my limiting beliefs. I have my life. I have clothes. I’m in a country where I’m safe. I’ve got water coming out of a faucet.”
He started writing down all of the things he wanted to have and at the end of the day he had a list of goals he wanted, and within a year he was out of that apartment, he was in a wonderful place, he was making money, he was writing a book. Everything shifted because he hit bottom and he thought, “Okay, even at the bottom I still have something to be grateful for.”
If you have food in the refrigerator, if you have electricity, if you have running water, you’re better off than half the people in the world. Over half the people in the world are living on less than $3 a day. I know people that are making $100,000 a year that feel like they are poor. If you’re making $100,000 a year in the top one-tenth of 1% in the world of the income. Take some time and start inventorying in your life what you do have and focus on doing what I call a rampage of appreciation.
Take time to walk around your environment and make a list of everything you have that you can appreciate. Things like:
- The carpet that you have
- The running water
- The windows that are clean
- The cat that you love
- The plants that you have in your house
- You have toilets that flush
- You have food in your refrigerator
- You have a car perhaps
- You have warm clothes in the winter
- You’ve got shoes
All of the things that are out there that you have that are gifts that you have that most people don’t have. Whatever it is. Make sure you focus on that.
Do a little show of appreciation every day for a couple of minutes.
How do You Respond to Things in Your Life?
I want to give you a little bit of homework. We’ve talked about inventorying what you currently have and what you’re currently experiencing in your life. This is your current reality.
Also make note of how you respond to things like current events, the news, what the people in the government are doing, how people treat you, what’s happening in the stock market, how you feel when you open up your paycheck or you look at your bank statement, how your children are doing in school, and whether or not your favorite sports team wins.
What is your emotional reaction to all of these things? Is it calm acceptance? Is it unconditional love? Is it joy? Is it peace? Or is it anger, fear, hopelessness, and resignation?
The Secret to the Law of Attraction is that it responds to your negative as well as your positive vibrations when you’re reacting to these external events.
It attracts to you more of what it is you’re vibrating. If you get angry at the news you’re going to attract more things to be angry about. If that is the case you might want to stop watching the news. Instead, engage in activities that bring you joy.
Think Thoughts of Peace and Love
Think about thoughts that bring you peace and love.
One of the most important things you need to focus on in your life is to protect your own positive vibration.
One of the things I often suggest to my students is to go on a 30-day news fast. No newspapers, no news on TV or radio, no magazines, only listen to positive music, only read uplifting books, and only watch uplifting movies. Then notice how you feel. I really strongly encourage you to try that for 30 days.
These are only a few of the amazing Law of Attraction success stories that prove that the Secret is indeed real. Leave a comment below on what you think.
As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre—and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of over 100 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise, Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success. Jack is America’s #1 Success Coach and wrote the life-changing book The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be and Jack speaks around the world on this subject. Check out his newest book The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home. Follow Jack at www.jackcanfield.com and sign up for his free resources today!
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