If in the future there is a Hall of Fame dedicated to success self help books, then “The Science of Getting Rich” will definitely be in the list of those books. This book is extremely catchy and it is exciting because it is short to the point and this makes it quite appealing and readable. Wallace wrote this book a hundred year ago from now and it deals with the concept of acquisition of wealth faster. This book will not tell you how to raise your self-esteem or determining goals and having a happy life. It focuses on money making and nothing else apart from that. What I liked about this book is that Wallace very boldly cuts to the chase. In this book he asserts that we all have the right to be wealthy or rich. But, he never promotes selfishness, greed or even trampling over others.
However, there is only one downside of this book which is, it is a “psycho babble” from various aspects and this is not appealing to some readers. If you go through “The Science of Getting Rich” book, you will find that there is no exercise that will tell you on how to become rich or what sorts of investments you should do to get rich. The book explains that to get rich you have to go about your daily business and at the same time organize your day to day affairs in such a way that money can flow in. The chapter that was particularly appealing to me was the one on gratitude. Wallace in this chapter mentions that he is a firm believer in being grateful before acquiring wealth.
In 1908 Wattles was a candidate for election to the Eighth Congressional District of Indiana. Subsequently, he ran in the 1910 election for the office of Prosecuting Attorney for the Madison County, Indiana court. He did not win either of these elections.He died in 1911, shortly after The Science of Getting Rich was published. Even though he had little education, grew up in a simple working-class family, and was poor most of his life, Wattles became a wealthy man by the time of his death.
Shortly after his death, his daughter, Florence, wrote a letter to Elizabeth Towne in which she described the last 15 years of her father’s life. In that letter Florence shared the story of the poverty the family was dealing with near the end of 1896, her father’s efforts to provide for the family and his commitment to his philosophy. During his last years “he wrote almost constantly” to capture his philosophy in writing. His efforts paid off, and Florence commented in the letter to Mrs. Towne that “in the last three years he made lots of money”.
Today, looking back at my formal education, it seems unfortunate that even after many years of public school, and many years getting three degrees at three different colleges, not once – not once – were Wattles’ ideas ever discussed in school. Four years of business school and the concept of being a ‘good capitalist’ was never discussed. I’m sure that those two words were never mentioned in the same sentence during my entire time in college. So, when I discovered The Science of Getting Rich by Wattles, I was amazed and relieved that I had finally found someone that was willing to openly discuss and share the same ideas and concepts that I was struggling to understand as a young man.
Someone that was willing to apply the ideas and concepts of being a good capitalist and a good Christian to his own life and business. I couldn’t believe that this simple little book was not mandatory reading in my MBA program. Maybe his message was considered too simple and unsophisticated. Well, Wattles’ message might be a simple one, but it is an important one. His message has endured for the last one-hundred years – and it will endure for the next hundred. And its a message that every American, and everyone that wants to live the American dream, needs to understand.
The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by famous writer Wallace Wattles. He was born at the time when there was war all over United States in the 1800s. Wallace Wattles did face a lot of failures and hardships in his early life, and later in his life he did lot of tireless studies and various experimentations, which he has used in this book. This book is ideal for men and women alike because it is a practical manual and it tells everything about achieving goals and earning money. The practical approach of The Science of Getting Rich is what makes it different from other books in its league and thereby making it a huge success.
Wattles uses short, interesting statements to show you how these principles can and should apply to your life. Chapter 5, titled “Increasing Life” is probably my favorite chapter in the book. Here is a quote from that chapter that sums up the theme of the entire book: “What God wants is that you should make the most of yourself, for yourself, and for others; and you can help others more by making the most of yourself than in any other way. You can make the most of yourself only by getting rich; so it is right and praiseworthy that you should give your first and best thought to the work of acquiring wealth.”Another recurring theme throughout his book is about becoming rich and successful on the creative (creating wealth) plain, not on the competitive (me vs. you) plain: “You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.” Wattles’ statements are practical, insightful, and inspirational all at the same time.
It is a book that Wallace wrote hundred years ago to make people understand the concept of wealth acquisition faster. This is a book that will only tell you about how to make money and it has nothing to do with raising your self-esteem or identifying goals to lead a happy life. Wallace is direct to the point and makes it clear that everyone has the right to be rich and wealthy. However, he never ever promotes negativity like greed or selfishness.
The Science of Getting Rich is an exciting book, however, there is one negative aspect about this book; it is a psychobabble and for some readers it might not be very much appealing. The Science of Getting Rich will not tell you about the types of investments that you should make to become rich or about any exercise that will help you to become rich. It is a book that will tell you that to become rich you have to manage your day-to-day business affairs efficiently, so that money can come in. So, as a whole this a great book to read because it is extremely appealing and it is true to its subject matter.
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