The Science of Getting Rich

by Wallace D. Wattles | Tarcher © 2007 · 160 pages

More Wattles mojo here. In this Note, we'll look at the logic behind why Wattles believes we should be rich (quickly: you can render no greater service to God and humanity than to make the most of yourself and you can't do that if you’re poor; see Note for more), and how we need to become creators (and leave the competitive plane), focus on things we're grateful for, get clear on our vision and take action and more action and more action.

“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, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty.”

~ Wallace D. Wattles from The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich.

I have to say the title scared me away from this little book/essay for awhile. Then, I got over myself and jumped in. And, I’m thrilled I did.

Wattles is a pretty cool writer. He reminds me of a mix between James Allen (As a Man Thinketh) and Ralph Waldo Emerson (my favorite: Self-Reliance) focused like a laser-beam on creating wealth (aka getting rich in every sense!).

If you’d like to align with the infinite flow of abundance in your life, this is definitely worth a read. The essay is only 30 pages and you can get it for free on the site. The fact is that all 30 pages are basically one long quote!

For now, I’ll pull out some of my favorite Big Ideas and encourage you to explore the essay deeper when you have the time if you’re feelin’ it. Let’s jump right in to:

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About the author


Wallace D. Wattles

A New Thought writer.