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May 27, 2008

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This clarified my thinking because I've been writing a sermon about The Secret, hoping to debunk it for Christians. It seemed ridiculous to me to wish for success in a given area when you could just go read a few books about it, follow a few simple steps, and GET THE SUCCESS!

But your post made me see that The Secret could be one part of a two-step process: first, you tell God and your subconscious mind that you are definitely committed to a particular goal; and then you have to be ready to USE whatever help comes your way.

I think you receive the MEANS to achieve success, which will work IF YOU ACT ON IT--rather than simply receiving, say, a DHL package filled with cash delivered to your door.

I think Christians have been weakened for centuries by the notion that we should be simply given what we want through prayer. But what should we want? I think we should want TO GROW and stretch by accomplishing our goals through our own work, and we can ask God and our subconscious to give us help in DIRECTING THAT WORK in the most efficient ways.

Thanks again, Frank!

I think your post is excellent.

I am a business development executive for a digital agency and involved in every stage of the sale from cold call to pitch. I have read many sales books over the years and find that I have to be active in reading this and picking out all the relevant parts for me. Not every piece of sales advice is going to give me the power and the answers to winning new business.

I shall be following your blog with great interest from now on. Thank you very much!

Well said Frank. You've hit a core issue for most people. I think you could add when people say, "I already know that or I've heard that before." If that's true then why aren't you getting better results?

I think that Frank has alot to say. Haven written the book Cold Calling techniques that Really Work 20 years ago, I do disgaee with the title. But once you read the book, the obvious become obvivous, and I have reccommeded the book to sales people. Also, Selling to VITO is worthwhile, too.

Steve

The Secret is the latest and by far the worst example of a HIGHLY profitable trend where self-help gurus with fabricated new age titles and little relevant education, credentials or legitimate expertise brainwash us into believing that they know what is best for us, our marriages and our families.

Often their only contribution to society is introducing some exotic sounding, new age philosophy. However, they often cleverly form an incestuous group of like-minded “experts” who cross-promote each other by swearing their success is due to following the beliefs of another member of their “cult!” All the while, they ply the airwaves jockeying for an ever-larger audience by appearing in the national media to garner third-party endorsements.

The Self-Help Movement has become the Self-Destruct Movement by diminishing or destroying our critical thinking skills to choose and evolve on our own. We have given up the freedom to build healthy lives, marriages and families based on our unique history and life experience. Instead many victims, blinded to the value of their own life experiences, are attracted to the latest secret in self-help, in an attempt to find out what they should think, feel and how they should act... this is the definition of a cult.

The solution is a return to our (common) senses! The best way out of this learned “self-helplessness” is to go cold turkey. Stop following ALL self-help gurus now. Begin, instead, to reclaim your natural, God-given ability to think for yourself. The common sense that was once readily available to all of us is still there free of charge and waiting to be applied to just about any challenge we might face in life… all you have to do is use it.

Please, let's all work together to stop the flock of "sheepeople" who blindly move from one UNPROVEN concept to the next, looking for the answers to life's challenges that you already possess and that is the OBVIOUS!

Very well stated.

We seem to share a common thread.

For the past 48 years my Businesses were built on the philosophy outlined in The Master Key, Think & Grow Rich and the Science of Getting Rich, which I was introduced to as a Freshman in College.

I thank the wisdom of educators in those days.

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I know the Law of Attraction works...

I apply Massive action to honing the skill daily and have enjoyed a comfortable life, controlled by my actions.

Thanks agin for the great post

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