Ok, to start off, i agree with some of the 'negative' points often associated with the secret.
Yes, the law of attraction and having a posotive mental attitude isn't a 'secret' at all, people have known it since the begginning of time. If you watch the film, the first couple of minutes is just rubbish saying 'the secret was buried, the seceret was lost, the secret was kept hidden blah blah blah'. I think this is stupid aswell, of course it wasn't, its just a trick to get people interested.
The second quarrel some have with 'the secret' is of the claims it makes that you can just believe you will get something, and it will come. Indeed this isn't the case, as obviously, hardwork and determination are essential to achieving your goals.
Anyway, i agree with all these points but...
These aren't important. These aren't what rhonda byrne and the secret team are trying to give you. What is truly important and inspiratinal about the secret is the message inside. After reading this book my eyes have truly been opened. When you read the quotes from the past greats; ghandi, churchill, einstein etc. You can truly see they all knew it too! Ultimately, the message is that if you have a posotive outlook on life, think posotive, be happy, nice, and grateful to and for everything in your lives, you, and indeed those around you, will be much better off as a result. This isn't to say that you can just sit there and wait for everything to come to you though, work hard, be determined, and enjoy everything you do.
Also, it is kind of like a bible in a sense, as you need to top up on it. After about a week of reading it first time, my amazing mood from it started to dip. I have found though that topping up on its knowledge does help a lot, and now i regularly refer back to it when i am having trouble. You should try it too.