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The Secret Movie What Was Missing?
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The Secret Movie What Was Missing?

When the movie, The Secret, came bursting into consciousness a few years ago it seemed to start a revolution of change. Its message was positive and full of hope.

You can have anything your heart desires. You can achieve great things. Change is within your grasp. It is the dawning of a new hope.

Many successful people testified, on the film, to the power of this little known message.

I joined the eager masses of humanity eager for the encouragement that it offered. I embraced the message, and truthfully, made changes in my life for the better.

I was projecting great things and really considering what I wanted. Admittedly, it wasn’t coming as easily as I hoped. Apart from a few carefully planned car spaces becoming available on cue, and a few helpful green lights called forth, I can’t say I had any quantifiable success with the whole concept of “ask and you shall receive”.

Before long the general societal enthusiasm for this new phenomena had passed.

It wasn’t until very recently that I learnt that there was a missing link in the message. Something extremely important that should have been included in the message. It could, in fact, have been included although I guess that would have eroded from the mystery and mystic of the film’s power.

My husband found out about this missing piece of the puzzle when good fortune sat him beside one of the people who was interviewed for the movie. (One of the perks of business class is sometimes meeting successful and interesting people).

This man mentioned the one principle that The Secret had left out. Its acronym is GOYA.

I remembered this wisdom today with the news that Rob (many here know this wonderful Street Article author) had fulfilled his writing goal on an important business project ahead of schedule.

My first thought, after the delightful news, was that the universe had moved to support Rob in his quest. Everything seems to be coming together for him despite a few setbacks along the way (what’s the loss of a mere 2000 words of work?)

I was happily doing some cyber back patting. I feel in a similar space myself and that the universe was also moving in great ways for me!

This is The Secret at it’s best! Isn’t it? Positive thinking and all that stuff… right?

Oh yeah. Then I remembered the GOYA principle. The one that I’ve been employing in recent months and, I’m going out on a limb here, probably that Rob’s been employing too.

Want success? Want to know the real Secret? Lean closer and I’ll whisper it to you

GOYA: Get Off Your A**!

Yep! Works every time.


Street Talk

ROFL .. GREAT article my dear!! Loved this one!

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  about 9 years ago

Hey Wayne. Sharing the laugh with you has made my day! Thanks.

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  about 9 years ago

:) you are so right Heather. The Secret did help us to visualize what we want from the universe but missed the GOYA rule a bit, as if we visualize whatever we want we have to GOYA too to get it in reality too.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Mamoona, I find a little of both goes a long way! ;-)

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  about 9 years ago

Wow, very well said Heather! I was able to watch the movie and sometimes people fall to the trap of just relying on visualization and the 3-step process of Ask, Believe and Receive and they do NOTHING. They forgot about the missing link - GOYA! I like how one of my favorite author Bo Sanchez says it, "Successful people have a bias for ACTION!"

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  about 1 decade ago

Oh that's a good quote, Jan. Sometimes the simplest of concepts are the most profound!! I will admit that it's taken me a while to learn the concept of taking action! Now it's like "How did I miss that?" It's easy to forget when imparting self growth concepts that not everyone is at the same stage in the journey.

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  about 1 decade ago

Absolutely, Heather! I haven't seen "The Secret" but I know that part of making a postulate 'stick' is doing the actual physical universe actions that will get you there. Well said, Heather!

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Patty. It is worth a look. Another good one from around the same time is What The Bleep Do We Know?

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  about 1 decade ago

ROFLMAO. DO I need to wisper this? LOL

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  about 1 decade ago

Apparently not Shawn! lol. Glad you got some amusement for your day!

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  about 1 decade ago
C. Hughes  

Gee I think I've heard that somewhere....phrased a bit differently....ah reaching back into the deep recesses of my mind....there it is.... Take Action. I like your take on it though....Thanks for the chuckle.

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  about 1 decade ago

Yes, it's a simple thought but I must admit I was disappointed when I discovered it applied to me too!! lol

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  about 1 decade ago
Golfspice  

Just when I was hoping to ease into the day from my favourite chair - thanks a lot Heather!

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  about 1 decade ago

lol... sitting on posterior is OK with laptop! Thanks for stopping by!

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  about 1 decade ago
Mike Bond  

Read it! And as you say, it's a joy to read. Every good wish, Mike

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  about 1 decade ago
C4rmen  

Hahahaha funny but true. You may even want to check out the book that inspired the movie, its called The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles. A concise joy to read.

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  about 1 decade ago

Oh thanks C4men. Will check it out!

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  about 1 decade ago
Mike Bond  

How I agree with Joan. The suspense was killing me! But,boy, is Heather right. Every good wish, Mike

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  about 1 decade ago
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