Is there a scientific formula that can make anyone rich? Well almost 100 years ago, during the year 1910, Wallace D. Wattles came out with his breakthrough masterpiece the, “Science of Getting Rich”. Inside of this timeless classic, Wattles states that getting rich is a predictable outcome when one masters a certain method. Therefore, it is no accident that one obtains wealth, but a reaction of doing things in a certain way, and when man or woman learns these principles there is no limit to their success.
This book is very well known by many of the great leaders of present time and is actually the same book that inspired Rhonda Byrne to create ,”The Secret”. In the introduction to her book Rhonda stated, “I can honestly say that, since that first night when a tattered printed manuscript found its way to me (thanks to one of my daughters), my life has never been the same. Once you read it yourself, you will understand why”. Later Rhonda came out with the phenomenal movie, “The Secret”, along with her best-selling book selling millions of copies all over the world.
Wattles talks about a sensory rich vision as the first step. This is a vision powerful enough to inspire and motivate you to take action to make the vision a reality. How can you have something if you don’t really know what it is. Vague or general ideas are no different from seeing something on TV and then the next day trying to describe the show to a Friend. You have some of it but much of the detail is gone.In your vision the only way to fill it in is to go through it over and over, perhaps take some notes. Include in your notes how it makes you feel? What do you hear? Who is there with you? Is the scent of sandalwood in the air? Experience it all, put it all down and on successive days fill in the details and intensify the vision. Spend time contemplating this picture.
Wattles was born poor and spent much of his life poor. After he became an adult, he spent much time as a failure, barely making enough to feed himself from day to day. One day, it occurred to Wattles that there was a common thread between those who were rich and how they came into their riches. It was then that he put this method into practice, writing a book that detailed the method, and becoming a wealthy member of the aristocracy. After brief popularity, the book, The Science of Getting Rich was forgotten along with the methods. That is, until one day when Bob Proctor was handed this little green book full of secrets that he used to become wealthy and successful himself.
The Bible tells us that we are all equal. (Galatians 3:28). That doesn’t mean that we all have equality of outcome. Each of us is made for a different purpose with different gifts and skills. Making excuses is nothing more than refusing to accept who we are and embrace the life we are called to.Wattles doesn’t waste his time with these things. Since the basis of this book is science, he blows away all of the excuses people tend to make and demonstrates clearly that if you follow the formula, you will succeed. He makes these seven points:There are certain laws that govern acquiring riches.Some people will do these things that lead to riches consciously. Others will do them unconsciously, but the result is always the same. They follow the same principles of the universe and succeed.
There is a certain way to acquire riches.The Law of Cause and Effect states that if you take certain actions, certain actions will result. So, if you take the actions you need to become rich, you will become rich. Once you learn the laws that govern wealth, and you apply those laws, you won’t have any trouble getting rich.Getting rich has nothing to do with your environment.We’ve all known people who came from some of the roughest environments you can imagine: the inner city, the mountains of Appalachia and others. No matter what kind of environment you are in, no matter how you were raised, if you want to achieve success, you will.
Much of the focus of the book is on how to develop the discipline of thought required to keep your attention and focus on what you want, incorporating creative visualization, regardless of your present circumstances. Wattles teaches that there is a certain way in which you must think and behave which enables the abundance and prosperity you desire to come to you. He also points out that developing the discipline of thought to do this consistently, is perhaps the most difficult work there is.Did you know that there’s a science for getting all the money that you want or need? Its call The Science of Getting Rich. And once you fully understand how this science works, money will come to you through multiple sources on a continuous basis effortlessly.
To be fair, the book, first published in 1910, didn’t, even in 1910, stand alone in the annals of what is now called “new thought.” At the turn of the century, Wattles contemporaries, Judge Thomas Troward, William Walker Atkinson, and many others offered their take on the universal laws that governed the universe and how individuals could create, seemingly, incredible results at will. Countless others, both before and after Wattles generation, have added their voices to this stream of thought.Where Wattles departed from those that preceded him, his contemporaries, and most current new thought authors, was in focusing squarely on money and, in no uncertain terms, getting rich.
Once you get used to the arcane language, the book is crystal clear in virtually every argument it poses, from everyone’s right to be rich, to the abundance of opportunities available to anyone, and how riches are attracted. The book takes only a few pages to clearly cut straight to the chase. In fact, you’ve almost got to love any book about money that, in it’s first sentence, says that it’s, “a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories…intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money, who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward.
When you believe wholeheartedly that the money you need is on the way, you’re making the universe to work for you. Thus, is only a matter of time for you to start seeing your income potential grow more and more.You can have all the money that you want so long you believe it’s possible.Take advantage of the opportunities.Since you don’t know what opportunities the law of attraction has opened you need to be aware of every chance that comes to you to make more money. You will find opportunities for wealth. And they will come from unexpected places.When you use the science of getting rich to achieve your financial goals, you’ll accomplish those goals no matter what your situation is.