What’s the secret?

Everywhere I look someone is trying to tell me a secret, sell me a secret, or share a secret with me.  I own the movie The Secret, several books on my bookshelf are touting titles about never before told secrets, my inbox is filled with articles like “The Top Ten Secrets of the Shiny Secret Society of Successful People.”  It's enough to make me want to pull out the little bit of hair I have left!  I am going to let you in on a great big secret…ready?

There isn't one!

For quite a while now I have had the belief that there are no secrets, there is only what we have not yet learned.  That's right, you don't need the secret decoder ring or the super secret password to the super duper secret scrolls that will magically make all your dreams come true!  All the answers are there for the taking.  There is so much information available to us in so many different formats that it would be nearly impossible for anything to be secret anyway.  There is a plethora of books, movies, seminars, workshops, magazines, and ezines at our disposal.  What about all of the successful people around us?  There are many of these people in our very own communities that are more than willing to share their stories and expertise.  Pick up a local newspaper, you're bound to see someone who has accomplished something.  They just may be open to having lunch with you to answer some of your questions and offer some advice.

After a little more observation and thought I have had to amend my belief to “there are no secrets, there is only what we have not yet learned and applied.”  How many times do we read or hear something and we think ‘Wow!  What a great idea!  I need to implement that!' and then by the next afternoon it is forgotten under the mountain of other things we have to do?
My challenge to you is simple.  Think about something you have either already learned about or find something new to learn about that will enhance your life.  Then take it a step further and actually take the time to apply just one of the things you learn.  I'd be honored if you would share your results with me!

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