It's so accurate, it's sometimes scary!
By Mike Barroso
from Orlando, FL
Coming from someone that once lived in a small town in Idaho that showed no hope to advance in life, to now living across the other side of the country and living on their own well, yeah.. The Secret I must say WORKS!
Someday I'll write a book about my 180 degree change in life, but I'll wait until all my dreams have manifested before writing the book. For now I will give the highlights of what has happened so far.
In 2004, I was working as a shift manager at Mcdonalds. I saved no money, it just went to drugs, alchohol, or fast food stops. I was 2 years out of high school and became wild. I also grew depressed with my surroundings. I lived in poverty with my family, lost some good friends, and the family were turning against each other. I was at the point where I wanted to commit suicide, but I held my own and told myself this will all pass.
I remember lying in bed dreaming that I moved from Idaho to a bigger city and was living well for my age. I dreamed that I was driving a new car, had my own apartment, met many friends, lost the weight I gained from my job at McDonalds, had money in the bank, etc. I also dreamed of my number one goal, becoming a music producer. I didn't know how this was going to happen, but I knew that it would happen.
Shortly after, my aunt and uncle from Florida wanted me to come live with them. They knew I was going nowhere in life, and asked me to give it a chance. I took the offer and in May of 04' I moved to Florida. At first, life sucked. I had a beast for a car, worked close to minimum wage, and had day to day conflicts with my aunt. I found myself again dreaming of what I wanted. I even made a journal to keep track of my progress. Just moments ago, I rummaged though one of my drawers and found this journal of mine and could not believe what I wrote down! Last time I wrote on it was Dec 15th 2006. I wrote about my gradual progress from that time. Let's fast forward a little, maybe up until April of 07... I think that is when I was introduced to The Secret. A friend from work showed me the book, and after reading just a few pages the next day I went to buy the book! I don't even like reading much, but this suddenly changed. A few weeks later, I found myself buying the dvd. I remember watching it, and to be honest, I have never felt the same since then. I now watch this on regular intervals. Before work, after school, when I feel a sense of depression, etc.
Ok, I know I have written an essay about my experience, but I have yet to talk about the outcome. Well, at this time,... I have a brand new car, I had a job promotion in a job where a promotion was nearly impossible, I have passed all my classes for college so far with good grades, I lost nearly 60 lbs since moving here, I have been on numerous dates with interesting women, I'm close to having my desired shape, my beakon score has increased NEARLY 200 POINTS (top that one!), my relationships with family and friends are strong, my ability to create music has reached new heights, etc.
Although I watch The Secret daily, tonight is the first time it really hit me. I was scared when I tested The Secret to its core earlier... Every traffic light that was red I imagined green before comming to a stop. In some cases I thought I would run a light, but I swear to you what happened earlier was real. After focusing intensively on all lights that were red, THEY TURNED GREEN after I confirmed my thoughts! This happened on over 10 traffic lights on my way home from work! I'm still a little spooked out on this - maybe that's why I'm up at 3:08 am in the morning writting this. TO ALL THAT READ THIS, THE SECRET WORKS. I'M ONLY 23 AND I, AMONG MANY OTHERS, ARE PROOF OF THIS. THE SECRET WILL BE THE REASON WHY MY NAME WILL BE WELL KNOWN FOR MY SUCCESS IN A FEW YEARS, HOW ABOUT YOU?
About Mike Barroso from Orlando, FL:
Young, ambitious, motivated individual that knows what he wants in life and won't stop until all has been achieved.