The law of the Increase of Life is as mathematically certain in its operation as the law of gravitation; getting rich is an exact science.
The quote above and the description below were written by Wallace D. Wattles.
THERE is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise he cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.
In order to receive his own when it shall come to him, man must be active; and this activity can only consist in more than filling his present place. He must keep in mind the Purpose to get rich through the realization of his mental image. And he must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a success ful manner. He must 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.
The men and women who practice 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.
What do you think? Is getting rich an exact science? Why is it that some seem to find wealth so easily while others who follow what appear to be the exact same procedure never get rich?
Is getting rich competitive or creative? The author claims it is a completely creative process and mindset, that being competitive forces one to believe we live in a world of limited resources and to therefore act in an irrational manner, not giving more than we expect to receive and therefore not adding value to life. Whilst I agree with this, it has also seemed evident that those who are successful are also the most competitive and in many ways ruthless.
What are your views?