“The Secret” would have us believe that all we need are powerful intentions and a positive attitude to get more of what we want in life. [...] The problem is that having powerful intentions is only a fraction of what is required to achieve important goals, and it overlooks one of the most important factors: getting what you really want is often just HARD WORK.
I think “The Secret” would respond by saying that if you believe your goal requires hard work, then that is what you will attract in pursuit of your goal. If you haven’t heard of the movie “the secret”, and the controversial law of attraction, the basic premise is that you can attract what you desire into your life by:
- asking the universe for that which you desire
- visualizing it
- feeling appreciation and gratitude for having it
- experiencing the emotions of having it
Caroline makes an important point that there is more to manifesting than lazing about waiting for the universe to fulfill your dreams. Creating positive intentions is the first step. Taking action is the second. Although in my experience, taking action does not equate to hard work. I think of hard work as something you force yourself to do.
When I focus on something I wish to manifest, I give thanks for it coming into my life and let it go – I stop craving it and return to living in the present moment. The moment I accept that my wish is coming naturally into my life, I open myself up to the possibilities present in the world around me. I see new opportunities, and it is an exciting place from which to act. The journey becomes easy and natural, and not an unnecessary burden to reach my final goal.