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Wattle’s Book Part 3

Chapter 2

There Is A Science of Getting Rich

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.

The ownership of money and property comes as a result of
doing things in a certain way, and those who do things in this
certain way ó whether on purpose or accidentally – get rich,
while those who do not do things in this certain way – no mat-
ter how hard they work or how able they are – remain poor.
It is a natural law that like causes always produce like effects,
and, therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in
this certain way will infallibly get rich.

That the above statement is true is shown by the following facts:
Getting rich is not a matter of environment, for if it were, all
the people in certain neighborhoods would become wealthy. The
people of one city would all be rich, while those of other towns
would all be poor, or all the inhabitants of one state would roll
in wealth, while those of an adjoining state would be in poverty.

But everywhere we see rich and poor living side by side, in
the same environment, and often engaged in the same vocations.
When two people are in the same locality and in the same busi-
ness, and one gets rich while the other remains poor, it shows
that getting rich is not primarily a matter of environment. Some
environments may be more favorable than others, but when two
people in the same business are in the same neighborhood and
one gets rich while the other fails, it indicates that getting rich is
the result of doing things in a certain way.

And further, the ability to do things in this certain way is not
due solely to the possession of talent, for many people who have
great talent remain poor, while others who have very little talent
get rich.

Studying the people who have gotten rich, we find that they
are an average lot in all respects, having no greater talents and
abilities than other people have. They have not become rich because they possess talents and abilities that others do not
have, but because they happen to do things in a certain way.
Getting rich is not the result of saving, or thrift. Many very
penurious people are poor, while free spenders often get rich.
Nor is getting rich due to doing things which others fail to do,
for two people in the same business often do almost exactly the
same things, and one gets rich while the other remains poor or
becomes bankrupt.
From all these things, we must come to the conclusion that
getting rich is the result of doing things in a certain way.
If getting rich is the result of doing things in a certain way,
and if like causes always produce like effects, then any man or
woman who can do things in that way can become rich, and the
whole matter is brought within the domain of exact science.

The question arises here as to whether this certain way may
not be so difficult that only a few may follow it. As we have
seen, this cannot be true (as far as natural ability is concerned).
Talented people get rich, and blockheads get rich; intellectually
brilliant people get rich, and very stupid people get rich; physi-
cally strong people get rich, and weak and sickly people get rich.
Some degree of ability to think and understand is, of course,
essential, but insofar as natural ability is concerned, any man or
woman who has sense enough to read and understand these
words can certainly get rich.

Also, we have seen that it is not a matter of environment. Yes,
location counts for something. One would not go to the heart of
the Sahara and expect to do successful business.
Getting rich involves the necessity of dealing with people and
of being where there are people to deal with, and if these people
are inclined to deal in the way you want to deal, so much the
better. But that is about as far as environment goes. If anybody
else in your town can get rich, so can you, and if anybody else in
your state can get rich, so can you.

Again, it is not a matter of choosing some particular business
or profession. People get rich in every business and in every pro-
fession, while their next door neighbors in the very same voca-
tion remain in poverty.

It is true that you will do best in a business which you like and
which is congenial to you. And if you have certain talents which
are well developed, you will do best in a business which calls
for the exercise of those talents.

Also, you will do best in a business which is suited to your
locality: An ice cream parlor would do better in a warm climate than in Greenland, and a salmon fishery will succeed better in
the northwest than in Florida, where there are no salmon.
But, aside from these general limitations, getting rich is not
dependent upon your engaging in some particular business, but
upon your learning to do things in a certain way. If you are now
in business and anybody else in your locality is getting rich in
the same business, while you are not getting rich, it is simply
because you are not doing things in the same way that the other
person is doing them.

No one is prevented from getting rich by lack of capital. True,
as you get capital the increase becomes more easy and rapid, but
one who has capital is already rich and does not need to con-
sider how to become so. No matter how poor you may be, if you
begin to do things in the certain way you will begin to get rich
and you will begin to have capital. The getting of capital is a part
of the process of getting rich and it is a part of the result which
invariably follows the doing of things in the certain way.
You may be the poorest person on the continent and be deeply
in debt. You may have neither friends, influence, nor resources,
but if you begin to do things in this way, you must infallibly
begin to get rich, for like causes must produce like effects. If you
have no capital, you can get capital. If you are in the wrong busi-
ness, you can get into the right business. If you are in the wrong
location, you can go to the right location.

And you can do so by beginning in your present business and
in your present location to do things in the certain way which
always causes success. You must begin to live in harmony with
the laws governing the universe.

You must begin to live
in harmony with the
laws governing the
universe.

Studying the people
who have gotten rich,
we find that they are an
average lot in all
respects, having no
greater talents and
abilities than other
people have.

You’ll soon be quite
familiar with the phrase,
certain way! Be sure to
note that the word
certain has two
meanings which both
apply here:

1. specific or particular,

2. having no doubt,
convinced, sure.


To Be Cont.

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