I had pretty terrible acne on my face and chest. I had already read The Secret and used it successfully before, but as time went by I had allowed myself to forget about it. I started to get really depressed about my skin and decided that I was going to apply all my will to clear my skin.
Well, no matter how hard I seemed to try, my skin stayed spotty, only occasionally clearing up for a spell before getting bad again. I realized that I was trying too hard. Instead of looking in the mirror every five minutes, willing my skin to clear, I decided to just really FEEL what it would feel like to have beautiful clear skin. I stopped looking in the mirror at the evidence on my face and started picturing perfect skin instead. I would visualize what it would feel like to run my hand over smooth, flawless skin.
Well, needless to say, my skin really is beautiful and clear now. I just needed to let go and allow the universe to help me along.