Ich schätze, die meisten Menschen, die sich mit dem “Gesetz der Anziehung” beschäftigen, stoßen früher oder später auf Wallace D. Wattles „The Science of Getting Rich“. Schließlich nennen zahlreiche „New Thought“-Schriftsteller, etwa Bob Proctor oder Rhonda Byrne, Wattles Buch als Inspiration für ihre eigenen erfolgreichen Karrieren.
„The Science of Getting Rich“ wurde 1910, also vor mehr als 100 Jahren, veröffentlicht, daher ist die Sprache eher altbacken. Ich habe mich trotzdem dazu entschieden, das Buch zu lesen, weil es einer der bekanntesten und am höchsten gelobten Klassiker unter den „Law of Attraction“-Büchern ist, und damit sozusagen eines der „Originale“, auf die sich zahlreiche modernen „Gesetz der Anziehung“-Bücher beziehen.
Wattles erklärt in seinem Bestseller, dass jeder Mensch das Recht hat, reich zu sein, und seinen Mitmenschen nur dann optimal dienen kann, wenn er reich ist, da unsere Gesellschaft so organisiert ist, dass man Geld braucht, um seinen Körper, seinen Geist und seine Seele zur Vollkommenheit entwickeln zu können.
Diese Meinung hört sich zunächst kapitalistisch und oberflächlich an, denkt man aber nur eine Minute darüber nach, muss man zugeben, dass er Recht hat. Schließlich wollen die meisten von uns nur das Beste für unsere Liebsten. Ob es ein schön eingerichtetes Haus oder ein gut funktionierendes Auto ist, ein Malkurs für den talentierten Sohn oder Klavierunterricht für die gleichfalls talentierte Tochter ist, man braucht Geld, um all dies ermöglichen zu können. Selbst wenn man ein kreatives Genie ist, kann man keine Bilder malen, wenn man sich keine Leinwände und Farben leisten kann.
Wattles schreibt über die Bedeutung des positiven Denkens und erklärt, dass man in jedem Beruf, an jedem Ort und in jeder Lebenssituation reich werden kann, wenn man auf eine bestimmte Art denkt und handelt. Auch geht er auf die Bedeutung von Dankbarkeit ein. (Ein gutes Übungsprogramm dazu ist Rhonda Byrnes „The Magic“.) Als bedeutungsvoll habe ich auch empfunden, dass er sich gegen egoistischen Wettbewerb ausspricht und meint, dass wir einander nichts wegnehmen müssen, dass wir nicht gegen den Strom schwimmen müssen, um unsere Ziele zu erreichen.
The Science of Getting Rich is a small book but without doubt one of the most powerful that I have ever read. It's much more than a manual for material achievement and success. It's about personal, everyday fulfilment. About respect towards God and man. It's about reaching higher heights without self-destructive greed and envy. It's a book that even Christians should read because it explains certain things in such a way that one actually sees a bigger picture of God's purpose for us. We are physical beings and we need material things for our personal development. This book will definitely be my friend and mentor till I get there and even beyond.
I said handy because the book use simple English, easy to memorize, understand, and what I need to do next is just implement it, which is the hardest part. I love the book because it offer great advices to help us look further. The book is very thin and the main content of the book somehow is true on how you would like to vision yourself.
If someday somebody creates a "Hall of Fame" for self-help success books, this one will definitely be in there. I've read this book at least a half dozen times since I bought it a year ago. What makes it so appealing is that it's short, to the point, and very readable. You can probably read this book in a good two hours. It takes me longer because I stop periodically to absorb the message. The tone of the book reminds me of "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. This book was originally written almost a hundred years ago. It is focused on the acquisition of money, period. It's not about raising your self esteem, setting goals and leading a happy life. It's just plain money making. I like a bold author who cuts to the chase. I particularly like his assertion that we have "a right to be rich." No, it's not about greed and selfishness. It's not about trampling over other people. The only downside to this book is that it won't appeal to some people because it comes across as "psycho babble" in many ways. There really aren't any particular exercises in this book "how to" get rich in the sense of what to do for a living or what investments to make. The reader just has to take everything on faith that he/she will magically, through thought and acceptance, get rich. Okay, maybe a lot of people find that hard to believe, but he doesn't advocate sitting in a corner meditating all day either. I would summarize his prescription for getting rich as going about your daily business, but organize your life in such a way that money can flow into it. I have friends who insist that no matter what they do, they just can't get ahead. They know all the reasons why things won't work. Can't find a good job. Employers don't pay enough. It's the economy. It's my upbringing. Blah, blah, blah. Life really is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I have had some people object to this book because all it talks about is money and really nothing else. If money isn't important, why do we work so hard and look forward to promotions and raises? There is a sense of denial and shame that go with money, and I'm really glad I read this book to remind me that not only is getting rich a right, it is natural and it doesn't have to harm anyone or anything. My favorite chapter in this little book was the one about gratitude. The author advocates being grateful before having the money. He claims that abundance is natural and invevitable if we accept it, so we should be grateful for it ahead of time instead of afterwards. Maybe that's why there are so few rich people. We're all saying "show me the money" without accepting that it will happen and naturally happens. Once we receive the money, then we will be grateful. Ever notice how few people in the world are really grateful? I suspect it's because we were taught to think backwards. I find the biggest impediment to our supply of money seems to be in the mind. It's hard to get rich when everyone around you is complaining about how unfair life is. I'm giving this book 5 stars because I find it to be very readable and very true. I warn the reader that much of the book requires a ton of faith. It may take a while for the ideas to sink in, especially if you're used to working hard for money. It's worth reading several times but spaced apart. I find myself even now reading it every so often to refresh my mind.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this book will without any doubt change your life, by changing your mind about the concept of "money". So many of us were brought up with the idea of money as a finite resource, which you had to compete for. This book is desgined to release every preconcieved idea that is holding us all back from wealth. The basic premise of this book is that becoming wealthy is a science, that once understood, and replicated will create wealth in everyone's life. Wealth is as infinite as the creative mind. Create ideas, take action and abundance will flow. I have read over 200 books on success and wealth, before I read this book. Nothing I had read upto this point had such an incrediblely profound effect on my wealth, because it changed my misconceptions on what it took to become wealthy. Within ten months of applying these principles and concepts, I had expedentially increased my income to levels that would had been unthinkable 12 months earlier. I would reccomend that every student of this book, also read, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Money is Easy by Larry Winget, The Einstien Factor Wenger & Poe, Psyco Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz & Born Rich by Bob Proctor. All these books will enhance your understanding of this incredible book. The ideas and concepts, once studied and applied will transform your mental approach to money. This is a book that will take you a day to read, but a life-time to understand fully. Give it serious study, and I guarantee you success
Of late I have been reading books about abundance, getting everything you want and getting the riches I deserve and they all have the same theme. I think this is a good thing as opposed to a bad thing in that it gives you confidence that it really works or a sneaky suspicion they all copied from each other. That not withstanding, I certainly believe that this particular book conveyed what you have to do in a rather straight forward and simple manner, that is until you got to the last 2 chapters. I was lost. It seems that if you are going to fail it will be due to the last 2 ambiguous chapters. You are to work efficiently but exactly what that means isn't really explained. You are told to do what needs to be done in the most efficient manner and to get it done right away. In the next sentence you are told not to overwork and only do what is in the present. If you follow my drift this is a vicious circle and I never understood exactly how I was to achieve success with that one. I would still recommend the book because it further strengthens the idea that thoughts can manifest themselves in a very real way.
This is very much a practical manual although the ideas are deeply rooted in the thought of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz and Emerson, among others. The style is refreshingly direct and lucid as it explains the ancient truths anew. Much emphasis is placed on the emotion of gratitude and the individual's creativity as the channels for creating wealth; in other words, creating abundance without competing against others. Wattles writes with genuine authority and his style is free of embellishment. This is definitely a classic of the genre and ranks with the best works of later authors in the field, like Catherine Ponder, Joseph Murphy, John Randolph Price and Stuart Wilde.
How our reality is manifested is normally never questioned. For those who want to know why and how, this book is the answer. In 1985 I read "The Science of Getting Rich" and my life was forever changed. Not only were my questions answered about why things are the way they are, but I now had the instruction manual! I learned that, "What I think is created" and how to use this to better my life. By following the simple instructions, anyone can create the life of his or her dreams. To share this book with someone is the most thoughtful and loving gift one can give. Be sure to give it to yourself first.
This is a down to earth, tell-it-like-it-is, guide to not only how to get rich, but why one must do so in order to fulfill their purpose. I've read many positive thought books that gave useful information, but never one that explained so well the reasons to be rich - aside from the obvious. Mr. Wattles speaks with clarity and gives step by step instructions on being responsible for one's need to be rich, such that it fulfills the requirements necessary to live fully the life given us by the Creator. For me, particularly, this book really helped put to rest some old, negative connotations associated with having money. I now see why I not only should get about being rich, but that it is my responsibility to accomplish it with great relish. Happy reading!
I would doubt very much that you could assemble 86 of the world's experts on how to get rich and get the results that this 86 page book will unveil. It should be compulsory reading and study in all schools at an early age. If this were so I'm sure that the world would be a better place and the nation more prosperous. The implimentation of this science will create wealth without fail.