Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: The Science of Getting Rich



‘The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles is intended as a practical manual for those seeking a rich future.
There is a Science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches; once these laws are learned and obeyed by any man, he will get rich with mathematical certainty. And that it  is  a  natural  law  and any  man  or  woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get rich. This is so because opportunity is always there, may be set in different directions. The author thereafter explains the first principle of getting rich -thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the Formless Substance that can think. Also, the old idea that there is a Deity whose will it is that you should be poor, or whose purposes may be served by keeping you in poverty must be got rid of.
If one follows this in full how will riches come to one, is analyzed next. How thinking in a certain way is the absolute necessity is explained here. For example, the author says, “it is the truth that there is no such thing as poverty; that there is only wealth. Some people remain in poverty because they are ignorant of the fact that there is wealth for them; and these can best be taught by showing them the way to affluence in your own person and practice”.
“But it is not thought alone”, author says, “Connect thought with action”. How that will influence outcome and, the significance of efficient approach is discussed next. Author places great importance on the correct practice, by saying, “men and women who follow the foregoing instructions will certainly get rich; and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.”
The advice given in the book is quits logical as well as practical.  For example, every man is exhorted to give to every man a use value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction makes for more life; and he must so hold the Advancing Thought that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom he comes in contact. Which assures seamless continuation of the gainful.

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