Recently I got into a discussion about The Secret. Yes, I’m a bit behind, the book came out in 2006. But it’s amazing how many people still swear by the book.
Just in case you’ve been living under the rock, the book works on the idea that energy attracts similar energy to it. So if you’re relentlessly positive, then health, wealth, happiness will all appear for you. Take it a bit further, visualise what you want, and it will appear.
There’s a grain of truth in this. Taking a moment to clearly think about what you want is quite powerful. The same thing works in reverse with worry dolls. You tell them your worries before you go to sleep, and miraculously you aren’t worried any more. But it’s not the dolls, it’s taking the time to articulate your worries, then sleep on the problem, which often helps you work things out without being aware of it.
Having a clear goal gives you a place to aim all your energies. But then you have to get out there and make it happen! Create opportunities, make time to improve your skills, meet people who can help you.
My favourite motivational motto is “if it was easy, everyone would do it”. Get out there and hustle.
What’s your personal road to success? Do you have motivational tricks that help?