Saturday, January 19, 2013

THE SECRET

Have you guys read the book or seen the movie called The Secret? Ironically, we started watching the movie adaptation of the book but didn't finish it. I think the book is probably better.  The movie was not what we expected and seemed more of like a documentary. But, I digress. The point of The Secret is that you can make anything you want to happen with positive thinking. Wikipedia says that The Secret is based on the law of attraction and claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health and happiness. It might sound kooky or weird to some of you, but I totally agree with the author.  Maybe it doesn't work for everything... but it does work for some things. 

Via wikipedia
I really think that whether you tell yourself you can or can't do something, you are right. I remember after I graduated from college, I didn't think I could pass the CPA exam. I told myself it was just too hard - and why bother because I wouldn't pass anyway, so I took another path in life, but quickly realized that wasn't what I wanted to do long term. Fast forward a couple years, and I passed all (4) parts of the CPA exam on my first try {thanks to Becker, a lot of hard work on my part and probably The Secret}. I totally proved myself wrong! It's amazing what we can accomplish when we try.   

Imagine what we could do if we got rid of all self doubt. 

On a kind of side note that is partially related: remember here how I was all upset and sad that we thought we had to move because the owners of our apartment building wanted to move into our unit. Well, the owners decided to stay overseas for at least another year {which means we can keep our apartment}! The best part is that we hadn't signed a lease on the new apartment because the guy never sent it to us yet. I also only packed one box so far. So we unpacked that yesterday, cancelled our UHaul reservation and breathed a sigh of relief.

Sometimes weird things happen that are unexplainable. I'm just glad we don't have to move.

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