Even after 100 years on bookshelves across the world, The Science of Getting Rich is still relevant. This book offers suggestions on how to use the power of the mind to make your fortune. The best part? If you can think, you can manifest wealth.
Don’t fret if you have a short attention span; author Wallace Wattles gets his point across quickly. As you read, you will be amazed by the flow of the book and the amount of gems you pick up on in so few words.
The content is very rich and should be read multiple times to help get each point to stick. In the meantime, here are 5 major takeaways from the book that you can start applying today.
In order to reach your full potential and live the life you desire, you need to be rich.
Read that sentence again. And again.
The first time you read this, you might think getting rich seems impossible. Perhaps you don’t think you want to be rich. But think about it, if you were rich then you wouldn’t have to worry about basic needs like food and shelter. You would be free to pursue things that you want to do rather than be forced to work 9-5 doing something you have to do. Think about all the good you could do for the world and the people around you if you were rich.
You’re probably wondering how it would be possible for everyone in society to be rich.
Wallace Wattles hammers home the point of abundance in the world. One person being rich does not prohibit another from achieving the same level of success. In fact, he argues, the universe wants you to be rich.
In order to receive wealth, you need to express gratitude.
At times, it is easier to focus on the things that we don’t have than the things that we do. The truth is that we all have something to be thankful for: friends, family, health, and so on. By showing gratitude, you will feel fulfilled and exude a positive energy out into the world.
As you begin to express thanks for your blessings, all the good things in the world will be attracted by your energy. The more grateful you are, the more abundant your life will become.
Look at the inventions around you. Electric cars, iPads, and so on. All of these things started in someone’s head before they were materialized in the physical world.
In order to attain wealth, you need to use the power of your mind. Scientists disagree with how much of the brain people use, but it is commonly understood that we have not yet learned to reach the brain’s full potential. Some people don’t even use their minds at all, preferring instead to waste away in front of the t.v. The point remains that we all have tremendous untapped potential.
Think about all the possibilities that exist in your mind.
Once you have an idea, you need to act on it.
Don’t wait and let it fester, take action right away. If you act while you have momentum, you can build upon it. There are many times where great ideas come about, but since you don’t take action on the spot, the idea fizzles out, never materializing.
The only way to make a dream a reality is to work towards it constantly. As you work towards whatever you would like to achieve, you will be rewarded. Action is one of the most important ingredients in wealth creation, because without it, you simply have an idea.
Taking action will get the ball rolling and propel you towards wealth. As you go along, the journey will become easier. You just have to take the first step.
On any journey, there are bound to be obstacles.
Most people stop before they get started for fear of these impending challenges. All successful and wealthy people got rich because they first took action then, when met with adversity were able to persevere.
As you move towards your goal, something peculiar happens. You may not have known how to do something when you started, but as it approaches, you become more prepared to face the challenge. Take each obstacle one step at a time and your answers will appear in due time.
Just get started!
From start to finish, The Science of Getting Rich is full of timeless wisdom. By adhering to the main points presented, you will find yourself on the path to your fortune. Remember, the universe demands it!