Book, Author: The Secret, book by Rhonda Byrne
Who is it for: Beginner self-help book readers
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
Price: $4.33 onwards
Rating: 85 out of 100
My personal recommendation: An excellent starting point for beginner self-help book readers
So, what is The Secret??
The secret is the Law of Attraction. If you’re a regular reader of self-help books, then you’ve probably come across this concept/notion somewhere before. What we always think about will appear in our lives. THOUGHTS become THINGS, as Mike Dooley (author and international speaker) said.
After introducing the Law of Attraction, the book goes on to provide practical tips, advice and steps/processes on how to apply it in our daily lives, to get what we want. And throughout the book, various practitioners of The Secret, including Rhonda, share their personal experiences with the Law of Attraction and how they made it work for them. The book then zooms in on how to use the Law to improve each key area of our lives – Money, Health, Relationships, etc.
Why it doesn’t work for me?
I read The Secret (it was my first self-help book) a few years back. It helped me through a very trying time and for that I will always reserve a special place in my heart for this book. That said, the Law of Attraction divides a room. Half of it will tell you about the amazing results they’ve experienced, while the other either calls it a bunch of baloney or has given up on it.
My personal opinion – The Secret is Real. Our mind is divided into the conscious and subconscious mind. Our conscious mind does all the thinking and reasoning, but it is our subconscious mind that is running the show and making all the decisions for us. This mind has been shaped by years of either positive or negative thoughts, and some theorists are now saying that the subconscious has been influenced for CENTURIES by our ancestors and passed on through many generations, to us!!
Some people spent years building up negative conditions as the result of negative thoughts, then expect to see their entire lives change through 15 or 20 minutes of right thinking. That is why many people fail when it comes to the Law of Attraction.
If your mind has been shaped by years of negative thoughts, then it would be hard for you to CONSISTENTLY think the right thoughts. To be grateful ALL THE TIME. This book does not specifically guide you in this. To reprogram your thoughts and habits I would recommend this tool instead.
It’s only $4.33 (onwards) at Amazon
You can get this book at Amazon, or at any of the bookstores near you. Last I checked, the price is $4.33 for the paperback edition, $6.99 for the Kindle, $13.53 for hardcover and $17.95 for the audiobook download. And really, I think it’s a small price to pay for what you will gain from reading this book. Secondhand books will be cheaper still. And by the way, Amazon provides a free Kindle reading app if that’s your preference.
An excellent introduction into the world of Self Improvement
If you are just stepping into the world of self-help, then I would recommend this book to you. You do not need any prior knowledge to get what’s written inside this book. It’s easy to understand, you’d feel good reading it, and it’d probably motivate you to explore other books of this topic.
Advanced self-help book readers may have come across this topic before in one of their many readings, and find the content inside this book to be nothing new (in which case, feel free to check out my review of the tool I mentioned above).
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review (please feel free to share if you do!), and if you have any questions or comments do leave them below and I will get back to you ASAP. See you around, then!