As featured in the bestselling book The Secret, here is the landmark guide to wealth creation republished with the classic essay “How to Get What You Want.” Wallace D. Wattles spent a lifetime considering the laws of success as he found them in the work of the world’s great philosophers. He then turned his life effort into this simple, slender book – a volume that he vowed could replace libraries of philosophy, spirituality, and self-help for the purpose of attaining one definite goal: a life of prosperity.Wattles describes a definite science of wealth attraction, built on the foundation of one commanding idea: “There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made…A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.”In his seventeen short, straight-to-the-point chapters, Wattles shows how to use this idea, how to overcome barriers to its application, and how work with very direct methods that awaken it in your life. He further explains how creation and not competition is the hidden key to wealth attraction, and how your power to get rich uplifts everyone around you. The Science of Getting Rich concludes with Wattle’s rare essay “How to Get Want You Want” – a brilliant refresher of his laws of wealth creation.

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ABOUT EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO, a man I’d never met sent me a book I’d never heard of by a man who’d been dead nearly 90 years. That little book changed my entire life. As I put into practice the principles you’ll learn about in this book, the results were astonishing — and they began almost instantly and continue to this day. When The Science of Getting Rich arrived in the mail that afternoon I immediately ripped open the package, sat down, and read it with an open mind — mostly because the title was just so intriguing. And even though I must admit I found some of the old-fashioned language and some of the ideas in the first part a bit confusing, there was something about it that compelled me to reread those little confusing bits two or three times until I got it! Once I did that, I couldn’t stop reading until I’d read the whole thing! Right away I began to put into practice what the book outlines … and everything began to change. “Coincidences” happened — happy ones that led to connections with people … that led to more connections … that led to money beginning to flow toward me in increasingly larger amounts and from several sources, including new and unexpected ones. And even though changing your habitual thinking is difficult and I’m still not as good at it as I intend to be, my businesses began to “click,” my income doubled, then tripled, and continues to rise… my cramped city apartment has given way to a spacious waterfront house … I’ve established rewarding new relationships with many generous, successful, wealthy people … and opportunities to be, do, have, and give more continue to show up at my doorstep almost daily. It’s amazing — and wonderful. Until this book arrived, nothing I had ever read or heard before had explained to me so clearly that there are universal laws at work regarding wealth and success and that if we’ll just work with those laws go with the tide instead of trying to swim against it (usually unknowingly) — the results we want will begin to come to us. That if we will scientifically reproduce the causes of wealth, we will invariably reproduce the results. Now, right off the bat author Wallace D. Wattles says that instead of questioning how these principles work, you’ll need simply to accept them and begin to practice them. So I did that, even though as I read I did find myself resisting from time to time and thinking, “Well, I don’t know if I can agree with that.” But I’d already decided just to accept (at least temporarily) each premise as if I did thoroughly believe it. By the time I finished the book I understood why he had included that warning. You see, some of what you’ll read or hear will most likely challenge some of your previous thinking. That seems to be the case for most people. But keep on, and you’ll soon see how Mr. Wattles beautifully builds each chapter on what he presents in the preceding ones. I think you’ll find yourself saying — as I and many others have — “Oh, now I see why he said that. Now I see how it all fits together.” I believe, also, that you’ll find it absolutely refreshing to know that to get rich by the method outlined here, it is essential that you embrace and practice what we all know as the Golden Rule … that the daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you … and that The Science of Getting Rich by accomplishing your financial dreams through this method, everyone with whom you come into contact will also have more. A far cry from the dog-eat-dog, claw your way to the top, anything for a buck mentality so many believe to be the only way to wealth. Pay close attention to the message of this book with an open mind.


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