9.Becoming Rich Is The Greatest Thing You Can Do For Humanity
Adapted From: The Science of Getting Rich
Getting Rich In A Scientific Way Needs Nothing But Yourself.
You only need yourself to get what you want. You do not need to apply your will to others in order to get them to do what you wish done. It is as wrong to coerce people by mental power as it is to coerce by physical power. This is slavery and robbery. It does not add value to their lives. It is a bad bargain.
To get rich, you need only to use your will power upon yourself. You must use your will to compel yourself to think and do the right things. That is the ONLY legitimate use of the will in getting what you want.
The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich because you will make only POSITIVE impressions upon substance, and you will not neutralize or offset them by negative impressions.
As this impression spreads, all things are set moving toward its realization. All force begins to be exerted in that direction. All things begin to move toward you.
Doubt or unbelief starts a movement away from you. Every hour and moment you spend in giving heed to doubts and fears, every hour you spend in worry, every hour in which your soul is possessed by unbelief, sets a current away from you in the whole domain of intelligent substance.
If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty. What concerns you is the cure.
Do not spend your time in so-called charitable work or charity movements; most charity only tends to perpetuate the wretchedness it aims to eradicate. Getting rich is the best way you can help the poor. You are not showing hardness of heart or an unfeeling disposition when you refuse to pity poverty. The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich. Prove it by getting rich yourself.
Do not tell of your past troubles of a financial nature, if you have had them. Do not think of them at all. Put poverty and all things that pertain to poverty completely behind you.
Do not learn or think about conditions in certain countries, sections, or places, you waste your time and destroy your own chances by dwelling on them.
Give your attention wholly to riches.
It does not follow that you are to be sordid or mean. To become
really rich is the noblest aim you can have in life, for it includes
Read these pages every day. Keep it with you. Commit it to memory, and do not think about other “systems” and theories. After you have made good and become rich, you may study other systems as much as you please.
And read only the most optimistic comments on the world’s news — those in harmony with your picture.
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
A person can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
In order to do this, a person must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; he must form a clear mental picture of the things he wants, and hold this picture in his thoughts with the fixed PURPOSE to get what he wants, and the unwavering FAITH that he does get what he wants, closing his mind against all that may tend to shake his purpose, dim his vision, or quench his faith.
And in addition to all this, we shall now see that he must live and act in a certain way.
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