Chasing your dreams

The Gap Between The Secret and Achieving What You Want

I’m a firm believer in The Secret; and I’ll say, hands down, it works. If you are not familiar with The Secret, it is a philosophy centered on the law of attraction.

What this means is that whatever you believe is what manifests in your life.

Example: You believe that you are unlucky because bad things keep happening to you: you lose your wallet, you fight a lot with your close friends, you never seem to have enough money, the list goes on…You believe that you are unlucky, you attract situations and circumstances that make you feel this way.

The opposite is true. When you feel grateful for what you have, and you believe you are lucky, great things are always coming your way; like brilliant shooting stars that never seem to fade.

What if you believe in The Secret, but you still find yourself stuck in a rut; like things still aren’t going your way?

Well, The Secret contends that you still have a limiting belief; a block or doubt which whispers in your head over, and over, “It’s not working for me, therefore, The Secret does not work.”

Here I will discuss what I call The Gap Between The Secret and Achieving What You Want

On separate occasions, the topic of The Secret and why people don’t get what they want keeps coming into conversation with various friends of mine. One of my friends is a firm believer like me, and one of them believes The Secret does not work for her.

During both conversations, a number of things crossed my mind:

  • What people need, but don’t apply when using The Secret is FAITH. I’m talking about faith that The Universe (for me, it’s God, but other people prefer to label it as The Universe) will give you what you want. You simply have to believe and trust.
  • People may have strong faith, but they do not do anything to make their goals, aspirations, dreams a reality. For example, if you want to get into your dream school, make sure you apply for it, and work hard (get good grades while balancing extra curricular activities).

In relation to the second bullet point, one of the false prejudices I had was that opportunities would come flying my way without me having to lift a finger. Obviously, I did not get the results I wanted.

If I wanted to make my dreams come true, I had to commit to finding and creating those opportunities for me. Sometimes, it’s as simple as sending a query e-mail to one of the companies or websites you want to work for. Oh, the power of technology. You won’t regret it. If you don’t get a response, at least you tried. If you do, then.. the doors of endless possibilities have been opened. There’s no turning back!

It is during this stage where faith comes in. When you’ve done what you could, all you can do next is believe that whatever comes your way is what is right for you. No matter how many potholes or flat tires you get along the way, you’ll have to trust and believe that you will end up exactly where you are supposed to be.

The important thing is this: you do your part, and the Universe/God does His part.

What do you guys think? Do you think I missed out on any other important points? Do let me know. Let’s get ideas bubbling, and brewing about!

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