The 1910 Guide to Getting Rich
For those of you not familiar with Wallace Wattles’s 1910 book “The Science of Getting Rich“, it is what could be considered one of the very early self-help and success development books.
It’s not always the case that the originator of a system has followed his own system with success.
Even blockheads can get rich
Wattles himself tested his theories and the steps he sets forth for others to follow. And, according to his daughter Florence, made “lots of money” after he perfected and followed his own methods.
For those who aren’t familiar with “The Science of Getting Rich“, Wattles considered it a scientific system, which, if followed precisely, would yield positive results.
One of the key points, which is mentioned no less than four times in the three-paragraph preface, is that you must take action on the steps.
Although he acknowledges later in his book that someday people may be able to manifest with a thought, at this stage of our development we need to act upon our plans and desires rather than just focusing and believing. This is one of the controversial points in the current best selling movie and book “The Secret”.
The Science of Getting Rich sets down the steps to take to get your mind and actions lined up to be successful.
It isn’t a to-do list of things to check off daily, but it will keep you on track.
Wattles takes care to debunk many of the misconceptions – call them excuses – that were then current and are still around about who, where, and why a person can’t be successful.
As he says, even blockheads can get rich.