The Science of Being Great

The Practical Guide to a Life of Power
by Wallace D. Wattles | Thrifty Books © 2009 · 64 pages

Wallace D. Wattles. Funny name and funny looking dood but lots of great wisdom. In this Note, we'll have fun looking at how to get our greatness on. Big Ideas include the fact that we've gotta move beyond our fears, obey our souls (always), be patient, pay attention to our habitual thoughts and, perhaps most importantly, if we want to be great we've gotta SERVE greatly.

“The Principle of Power gives us just what we ask of it; if we only undertake little things, it only gives us power for little things; but if we try to do great things in a great way it gives us all the power there is.”

~ Wallace D. Wattles from The Science of Being Great

I love Wallace D. Wattles. :)

Although relatively obscure, Wattles is one of the big influences in the New Thought movement. You might’ve read his popular The Science of Getting Rich, (influenced the peeps behind the movie The Secret quite a bit) but my hunch is you’ve probably never heard of The Science of Being Great. (Also known as How to be a Genius.)

Seeing that I’m giving myself a Ph.D. in Optimal Living with a Specialization in Greatness and Bliss (and Enthusiasm and all things good), I figured I should rock the PhilosophersNote on it.

It’s packed with Big Ideas and I say we jump right in! :)

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Wallace D. Wattles

A New Thought writer.