The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich

by Wallace D. Wattles

The Science of Getting Rich is a practical manual for individuals seeking wealth, without the need for extensive study in metaphysics. It follows the monistic viewpoint that everything in the universe stems from one source and that this source manifests as the various elements of our material world. By following the principles outlined in this book, you'll be able to develop a clear plan for attaining financial prosperity and success.

Summary Notes

Everyone Has the Right to Be Rich

A person's growth in many aspects of life is limited without sufficient financial resources. In essence, we need money to buy the things necessary for our physical, spiritual, and mental development. Hence, the foundation of personal advancement is the science of getting rich.

While some people may perceive wealth negatively, the truth is there's actually nothing wrong with wanting to get rich. In fact, it's a natural desire. We all want a better, richer, more fulfilling life. We want good food, comfortable clothing, a warm place to sleep, and time to relax. We also want the chance to learn, travel, and connect with others. Love is an essential part of life, and poverty can keep us from fully expressing it. Wealth allows us to give to those we love, which is one of life's greatest joys.

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Doing Things in a Certain Way Leads to Getting Rich

Getting rich is not a matter of environment, talent, or even saving habits. It's also not limited by a particular choice of business or profession or a lack of initial capital. Instead, it is based on doing things in a certain way.

So, if we want to acquire wealth, we need to know exactly how to do it. Get rid of the excuses that may be holding you back and start learning how you can acquire wealth in your own way—whether it would be through leveraging your skills or talents, building a business, and so on.

If your plan is to build a business, for example, you may consider building one that is suited to your locality. This way, you'll better understand your customers needs and demands, making it easier for you to generate revenue.

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Get Rich by Embracing Opportunities

Everyone has the potential to achieve wealth, but it requires embracing opportunities and taking actions that lead to success. Factory workers are not limited by their circumstances, but rather by their choices and actions. An individual's financial situation is not determined by their social class, but rather by their ability to seize opportunities. Opportunities abound for all, as the natural world is a never-ending source of riches.

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Believe in the Power of Your Thoughts

Did you know that the universe we live in today is surrounded by shapeless energy that can be molded by our thoughts and desires? This is known as the "formless substance," and as thinking beings, humans can shape the substance with their thoughts and ideas, manifesting what they imagine.

But to do this effectively, one must first understand the principles of this process and how it works. By communicating their thoughts and desires to the substance, they can cause the creation of the things they think about. All things in nature are made from the same original substance, and by harnessing the power of our thoughts, we can tap into its limitless potential.

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Visualization and Taking Action Is the Key to Attaining Wealth

Wealth is attainable for anyone who believes in it and takes the necessary steps towards it. The key is to have a clear idea of what you want in your mind and to live in a way that aligns with your goals. Your faith will also play a significant role in manifesting your desires.

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Cultivate the Habit of Being Grateful

Gratitude is a powerful force that can help us manifest the things we desire in life. By expressing gratitude for the good things that come our way, we send out positive energy that attracts even more good things. A positive outlook is crucial for attracting positive experiences and outcomes, whereas a negative focus only attracts more negativity. It's important to recognize that we have a choice in what we focus on and that this choice determines the experiences and outcomes we receive.

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Get What You Want With Faith and Purpose

To truly achieve what we want, it's crucial to be specific and clear in our goals. You see, merely wishing for wealth or having the desire to travel and experience more isn't enough. We need to know exactly what we want and why we want it. But this doesn't stop there.

Our purpose must also be backed by an unwavering faith that our desired outcome is already attainable. It's essential to maintain this faith and hold onto our mental image of what we want. Imagine living in the house until it becomes a reality.

Believe that your desires are already fulfilled, and take mental possession of them. By doing so, you'll be sending out a powerful signal to the universe that you are ready and open to receiving what you've asked for. It all starts with a clear and definite mental picture, a purpose to realize it, and an unwavering faith that it's already yours.

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Seek to Add Value to People’s Lives

To succeed in your business aspirations, it's important to make the most of the business you're already involved in. The key to success is to make people feel that they are getting more out of their interactions with you. This is a basic principle of human nature - people are naturally attracted to those who bring more value to their lives.

So, focus on making sure that you are giving people a use value that is greater than the cost they are paying. This will not only make them happy, but it will also make you feel proud of what you're doing. Remember, the more value you bring, the more successful you will be.

In addition to this, it's important to convey an image of growth and advancement in everything you do. Let your actions, words, and expressions show that you are confident and successful. Beware of the temptation to seek control over others, and instead, follow the principle of creative action, where you wish the same success for yourself and for others.

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