About 5 years ago I was in a nightclub called flares. At that time I was a smoker, single and not very happy in my job. It was made obvious by this Polish girl that she was interested in me. I found this out by her physically dragging me over to her. To be honest I was more interested in dancing to Jackson 5. In the end I succumbed to her physical advances and we exchanged phone numbers. We were only to last 3 dates, she was a lovely person but not the one for me. Little did I know that on our last date I learned something that would help me transform my life for the better.
We called into her apartment in the afternoon and I noticed a white board propped up in her living room. I thought it was strange that someones living room would look like they were about to hold a conference in it. So I asked what the white board was for. She told me it was a vision board. She explained she uses it to write goals,dreams,things she wants to achieve, new things she’d like to learn, etc. I thought this was a great idea and asked where she’d got the idea. She told me she’d read a book called The Secret.
Some who have read The Secret may perceive it as hogwash or far fetched. I too can be quite a pessimistic person but I challenge anyone who hasn’t read the book that you will take something positive away from it. The book is all about what you want in your life and focusing on it in a happy positive way using the law of attraction. The book covers the aspects of your life you may like to improve, for example…. finances, relationships, well being, health&fitness. There’s a segment on gratitude which i really like too. I remember one section which says when you wake up in a morning say thank you after each foot touches the floor. Think of all the things you have to be grateful for whilst brushing your teeth. This could be anything as for most of us the list is long. I found this such a positive way to start my day. There’s also a segment on money too which tells you to visualise cheques coming through the post. I found this quite comical when it actually happened to me which I’ll explain further in this blog.
There are also a number of quotes in The Secret by the likes of Buddha, Martin Luther King, Socrates, Albert Einstein and many more. One of my favourites for it’s simplicity is “All that we are is a result of what we have thought” Buddha. Okay so maybe that doesn’t sound like rocket science but it’s very true. When I think of the house I live in, the car I drive, my place of work, food I eat, the places I travel, the books I read,fitness goals,friends I’ve made……….All choices made by me and have in part moulded who I am.
Since reading The Secret…. Just after I finished reading The Secret I received a cheque through the post for £5500 for an accident which happened at work. I also received a number of other cheques as I’d over paid bills.I stopped smoking. I met and fell in love with the woman I’d like to spend the rest of my life with (more about this in another blog). We’ve been together 4 years this month. I can save better than ever before with 2 incomes in the household now. I changed my working circumstances so I don’t work as many hours and also work in a different department which I enjoy more. I’m a much calmer individual in dealing with certain circumstances (road rage for example, haha). I write a monthly vision board on which I write things I’d like to achieve in that month………Fitness goals, Books to read, New things I’d like to learn, Home improvements, New meals I’d like to cook, running goals,etc. Also earlier this year I learned to swim. It was about time at 37 years of age. This months vision board included a bullet point which read….*Get into blogging…. So i guess The Secret might just be responsible for why you are reading this.
As you can imagine I recommend the book. Even if you don’t fall entirely for the theories in the book. Which the writer of the book would say you wouldn’t reap the rewards if you did not. In my opinion at worst you would come away from reading the book with a more positive outlook on life.
Thank You for reading.