Friday, May 23, 2008

Law of Attraction: the Science of Getting Rich

Law of attraction has become all the rage the past couple of years, but the science of getting rich through deliberate use of law of attraction has been around as an idea for centuries.

In his classic 1910 book entitled The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles says the following:

"It is 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."

So what is this natural law that Wallace Wattles is referring to? What is behind this notion that like causes always produce like effects?

The answer of course is law of attraction.

When Wattles is talking about “doing things in a certain way”, he is describing a process by which to put law of attraction to deliberate use in your life -- the process by which you can live a life of inspired abundance.

The idea that there is a natural law at work has been touched upon in several classics over the past century. In his 1902 book As A Man Thinketh, James Allen wrote this:

"The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own."

And of course, Napoleon Hill touched upon the natural law in his classic Think and Grow Rich.

So law of attraction is not a new idea. To me, its staying power suggests it's an idea worth spending more time studying.

There is indeed a "science" of getting rich we can learn to apply deliberately in our lives. We are indeed the sum of our thoughts and, by law of attraction, we always get more of what we think about.

1 comment:

Ely said...

I love this Science of Getting Rich book by Wallace Wattles. Basically:

1. Think rich
2. Act with Faith and Purpose
3. Make the most of each day
4. Be the most of yourself
5. Leave an impression of increase.

These are just some of the basic lessons I've personally learned from the science of getting rich.