Wallace Wattles was born in the 1800s at a time when there was war going on in States. Wallace Wattles faced lot of hardships and also faced failures until in the latter parts of his life where he did experimentations and tireless study which he implemented in his book “The Science of Getting Rich.” The book is more of a practical manual than being pragmatical or philosophical. It is a book which is useful for both men and women, who are looking forward to reach their goal and earn money.
If in the future there is a Hall of Fame dedicated to success self help books, then “The Science of Getting Rich” will definitely be in the list of those books. This book is extremely catchy and it is exciting because it is short to the point and this makes it quite appealing and readable. Wallace wrote this book a hundred year ago from now and it deals with the concept of acquisition of wealth faster. This book will not tell you how to raise your self-esteem or determining goals and having a happy life. It focuses on money making and nothing else apart from that. What I liked about this book is that Wallace very boldly cuts to the chase. In this book he asserts that we all have the right to be wealthy or rich. But, he never promotes selfishness, greed or even trampling over others.
Are there skills you need to develop? Do you need to go back to school, etc.? Before you take such drastic steps, consider talents you already have. You may need to do nothing more than to start taking action, and if you look at your talents, you may just realize what you really want to do with your life.What action steps will you take? Although there are many ways to do this, my favorite way, and the easiest way I know of, is recommended by Mark Joyner of Simpleology. It’s called The Backward Planner.Basically, all you have to do is write down the end result of what you want to achieve and then write the steps you need to take, backwards, to get what you want.For example, if you want to earn $10,000 a month, that’s your end state. Now, write down the steps you’ll take to achieve that. It could be something like doing 10 joint ventures. Write down each step involved in making that step happen.
In 1908 Wattles was a candidate for election to the Eighth Congressional District of Indiana. Subsequently, he ran in the 1910 election for the office of Prosecuting Attorney for the Madison County, Indiana court. He did not win either of these elections.He died in 1911, shortly after The Science of Getting Rich was published. Even though he had little education, grew up in a simple working-class family, and was poor most of his life, Wattles became a wealthy man by the time of his death.
But now, looking back at my family life, I have since come to realize that my mother, with almost no formal education, no career skills, no money, and three small children to feed, inherently understood many of the basic concepts in this book. My mother was not as eloquent as Wattles, and she didn’t have much of an opportunity to put Wattles’ principles into practice. But me and my brothers were inadvertently living and learning Wattles’ concepts every day – through the actions of our mother. She taught us that even in the worst of times, that by sticking to our single-minded vision to grow and thrive, that we will survive; and acting everyday with purpose to achieve our goals, that our faith in each other and in our dream of creating a successful life will help us succeed; and our gratitude to God for keeping us healthy so that we could keep working and studying, we would eventually be successful. And eventually, we were.
Despite his efforts, however, Wattles remained obscure. His obscurity stands in contrast to the fame of his best known work, The Science of Getting Rich, which became a classic volume in the self-help literature, and it is considered as one of the greatest books on wealth and abundance, ranking with Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, Charles Haanel’s The Master Key System, and James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh.Rhonda Byrne, the creator of the movie The Secret and the author of the book by the same name, credits The Science of Getting Rich with being her main inspiration for the movie and the book. Anyone interested in the Law of Attraction or the building of wealth and abundance should include The Science of Getting Rich in their reading and then seriously consider applying the lessons Wattles provides.
The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by famous writer Wallace Wattles. He was born at the time when there was war all over United States in the 1800s. Wallace Wattles did face a lot of failures and hardships in his early life, and later in his life he did lot of tireless studies and various experimentations, which he has used in this book. This book is ideal for men and women alike because it is a practical manual and it tells everything about achieving goals and earning money. The practical approach of The Science of Getting Rich is what makes it different from other books in its league and thereby making it a huge success.
Wattles uses short, interesting statements to show you how these principles can and should apply to your life. Chapter 5, titled “Increasing Life” is probably my favorite chapter in the book. Here is a quote from that chapter that sums up the theme of the entire book: “What God wants is that you should make the most of yourself, for yourself, and for others; and you can help others more by making the most of yourself than in any other way. You can make the most of yourself only by getting rich; so it is right and praiseworthy that you should give your first and best thought to the work of acquiring wealth.”Another recurring theme throughout his book is about becoming rich and successful on the creative (creating wealth) plain, not on the competitive (me vs. you) plain: “You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.” Wattles’ statements are practical, insightful, and inspirational all at the same time.
This book might change and improve your life, or it might not. Changing and improving your life is completely up to you, and you alone. It doesn’t matter if you grew up learning and using these principles or not. You are here now, with this book in your hands. When reading Wattles’ book you will need to look past all the media hype that has grown around his book. Look past all the get-rich-quick schemes, books, and programs you can see and buy on the internet that involve this book. You will not magically become financially wealthy after reading this book. This book is not about magic. It is about making smart choices and understanding what success is all about – and about where success comes from and how to create it for yourself.Just sit down and read the book with an open mind.
If you want to build a successful business and career that is in sync with a balanced and happy life, you will need to read it several times – and then read it several more times again. Once you get past some of the confusing and old-style terminology, you will begin to see and understand Wattles’ message. You do not need to an American, believe in God, or religion, or Christianity to understand Wattles’ message – or to benefit from his message. You just need an open mind, and a desire for personal fulfillment and advancement. Please read it carefully. It will be worth your time and effort.After reading and internalizing Wattles’ concepts in this book, you too should have a better idea of what it takes to begin formulating a life, business, and career – using vision, purpose, faith, and gratitude – to build wealth, success, and happiness. This book is here to help you take that first step toward the happy and successful life that you owe to yourself and to your family. It is now up to you and you alone.