My "a-ha" moment didn't occur when I read "The Secret" - it occurred some 20 months ago when I realized you get what you fear most. It took the "The Secret" to help me realize the constant & consistant negative way my thoughts occur and how I AM (can) change my thoughts. I call it living an authentic conscious life. That's what I am doing - living an authentic, conscious life! There is no try - either you do or you don't!