My sister applied ideas learned from the secret and lost 70 pounds. She was also working full time, going to school full time and had 2 kids. I think that may have had a little to do with it, but she had been doing those 3 things when she was 70 pounds heavier.
I didn't read the whole thing. The thing that bothered me about it is the idea that if you think bad thoughts, those bad things will happen. I mean, I do think that there is something to that. But, I don't think people can cure themselves of pancreatic cancer with the powder of positive thought, and I doubt their negative thoughts made it happen.
Nevertheless, I agree that positive thinking is important and negative thinking is a detriment. However, I don't think there really is a universal law of attractions. That concept seemed very "Oral Roberts" to me.
DISCLAIMER: I expect to lose this weight over the next 6 months to 5 years. I'm not going to feel like a failure if it takes an entire month to lose 1 pound. I'm going to feel like a success when that happens! I may offer advice that I'm currently not taking myself. Feel free to call me on that!