I've finally got round to reading The Secret, the book that swears it will change your life. It is perhaps symptomatic of how desperately I need this change that I waited until said Holy Grail was half price in Borders before I took the plunge.
I want to believe in the secret. I really, really want to. It's a nice idea: basically that whatever you think about, you will attract. If you think about what you want, you will get it. The book itself is predictably littered with stereotypical American evangelism (interesting because the author is Australian but - typically, some might say - all the 'teachers' of the secret are based in the US). One example, and I swear I'm not making this up, is a quote from a man who claimed to be blind until he read the book. Yes, exactly. Spot the flaw in that little statement.
Anyhoo, as I said, I like the idea. So I'm going to try it out. These are the things I hope to initially gain by practising the secret:
An exciting new career opportunity
A size 10 figure
I shall let you know if any of these miraculously materialise just because I think they should. Don't hold your breath.