secretI've just finished reading the book'secret' by Rhonda Byrne and i found it very interesting. how many of you have read the book and tried the secret in ur life? SHARE IT HERE.( For those of...

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I've just finished reading the book'secret' by Rhonda Byrne and i found it very interesting. how many of you have read the book and tried the secret in ur life? SHARE IT HERE.( For those of you who haven't read the book, i suggest you to read it fast because you should all be aware of the secret.)

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think the power of the book is in reminding people that they are indeed powerful. Many times people get down and begin to struggle, and need to be reminded that they are really the ones in control of their own lives. Maybe it's not revolutionary, but we do need to be reminded.
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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I haven't read the book but would be very interested to know why you and so many others think it's such a powerful work.  Most of the reviews on Amazon are highly positive, and, of course, Oprah Winfrey did a lot to promote the book, so obviously she found it valuable.  Why did you, specifically, find it worthwhile, and how has it changed your life, as apparently so many people claims it does? It sounds like common sense and "the power of positive thinking," which has been around for a long time.  How is this book distinctive?

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I have to be honest, I simply could not buy into the hype that surrounded this book (starting with Oprah) from the very beginning.

After watching several different shows on Oprah about it, I did check out the book and look through it.  To be honest, the big "secret" seems like something that was not only not new, but not particularly revolutionary to me.  The power of positive thinking and having a source of motivation, goals, and drive is something most successful people employ, perhaps without much thought.

In many ways, I think this book became a bit of a fad because the press left whatever "The Secret" really was, a secret.  The actual advice in the book however, didn't blow my mind.  As a person of faith in higher power, and someone who has always been self-motivated, mostly successful, and generally positive, I just can't say that this book opened my eyes to anything new.

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