The Secret book continues to earn positive reviews. While there is undoubtedly controversy over the Law of Attraction, new developments in science lend support to its key ideas (e.g. about the impact of positive thinking). People who read the book commonly note that they began feeling hopeless or skeptical. Many of them only read the book on a recommendation from someone else, or due to celebrity endorsement.
However, what’s common to these stories is a shift in response after a few chapters of the book. In particular, people find that once they actually try practicing the techniques in the book, their lives start to change. Some experience subtle shifts in well-being, while others report finally getting on the path to success after years of self-sabotage or apathy.