13. Follow Only The Right Leaders
Adapted From: The Science of Getting Rich
Make Room For Your New Life
The “advancing man”, holds a clear mental image of himself as successful, and obeys the laws of faith, purpose, and gratitude.
Seek wisdom not from those who preach richness, but from those who have richness.
Teachers, preachers, physicians, lawyers, insurance agents — every man and woman who follows these instructions steadily, perseveringly, and to the letter, will get rich. The law of the increase of life is as mathematically certain in its operation as the law of gravity.
Getting rich is an exact science.
Do not feel that you have no chance to get rich because you are working where there is no visible opportunity for advancement, where wages are small and the cost of living high.
Form your clear mental vision of what you want, and begin to act with faith and purpose.
Do all the work you can do, every day, and do each piece of work in a perfectly successful manner. Put the power of success and the purpose to get rich into everything that you do.
Become too large for your place – and have a clear concept of what you want to be, and be determined to BE what you want to be.
Do not try to more than fill your present place to please your employer. Do it with the idea of advancing yourself. Fellow workers will feel the power of purpose radiating from you; everyone will get the sense of advancement and increase from you. People will be attracted to you, and if there is no possibility for advancement in your present job, you will very soon see an opportunity to take another job.
There is a power which never fails to present opportunity to the advancing personality who is moving in obedience to law. Begin this way of thinking and acting, and your faith and purpose will make you quick to see any opportunity to better your condition.
Do not wait for an opportunity to be all that you want to be. When an opportunity to be more than you are now is presented and you feel impelled toward it, take it. It will be the first step toward a greater opportunity. There is no such thing possible in this universe as a lack of opportunities for the person who is living the advancing life.
MANY PEOPLE WILL SCOFF AT THE IDEA that there is an exact science of getting rich. They believe the supply of wealth is limited, and will insist that social and governmental institutions must be changed before even any considerable number of people can acquire a competence.
This is not true. Existing governments keep the masses in poverty, because the masses do not think and act in the certain way. The government acts to support the masses. If the masses begin to move forward, governments and industrial systems will be forced to be modified to accommodate the forward movement.
If the people have the advancing mind, have the faith that they can become rich, and move forward with the fixed purpose to become rich, nothing can possibly keep them in poverty. Government promote the concept of competitive wealth. They continually take more from the rich to give to the poor. This is poverty thinking.
You need to rise above the constraints of this capitalistic or competitive system, and enter the creative plane. Become a citizen of the universe. If the system compels you into old ways of thought, correct yourself instantly. For when you are in the competitive mind, you have lost the cooperation of the supreme mind.
No possible structure can defeat a man or woman who is proceeding to get rich along strictly scientific lines. No man or woman who obeys the law can fail to get rich. Give no anxious thought to possible disasters, obstacles, panics, or unfavorable combinations of circumstances. There is time enough to meet such things when they present themselves. Live in the present, and do everything you can in the present to become rich.
Guard your speech:
Never speak of yourself, your affairs, or of anything else in a discouraged or discouraging way.
Never admit the possibility of failure or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility. Never speak of the times as being hard or of business conditions as being doubtful. You can create what you want, and you are above fear.
When others are having hard times and poor business, you will find your greatest opportunities.
Train yourself to think of and to look upon the world as a something which is becoming, which is growing. Always speak in terms of advancement. Never allow yourself to feel disappointed. Hold to your faith you will find that the failure is only apparent. Seeming failure often turns out to be a necessary step toward a great success.
Remember Thomas Edison. Every time the light failed to glow – he found one more way that would not work, until eventually he ran out of ways that did not work – and found the one that did.
Study these pages, every day until you have mastered all the ideas contained in them. Until you are firmly established in this faith, give up most recreations and pleasure, and to stay away from people and places where ideas conflicting with these are promoted. Do not listen to the news or read newspapers. Find out about the world online, where you can use selective filters, and where you control what you read.
Spend most of your leisure time contemplating your vision, cultivating gratitude, and in reading these pages. They contain all you need to know of the science of getting rich.
All the essentials are summed up on the next page.
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