The Science Of Getting and BEING Rich
First Person Format by Darlene Hedrick Sartore
adapted from "The Science Of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles circa 1903

Getting Into The Right Business

1. Success in any particular business depends for one thing, upon my possessing in a well-developed state, the faculties required in THAT business.

2. Without good musical faculty no one can succeed as a teacher of music. In any of the mechanical trades, without well-developed mechanical faculties no one can achieve great success. In mercantile pursuits, without tact and the commercial faculties no one can succeed. But to possess in a well-developed state the faculties required in my particular vocation does not insure getting rich. There are musicians who have remarkable talent, and who yet remain poor. There are blacksmiths, carpenters, and so on who have excellent mechanical ability, but who do not get rich. And there are merchants with good faculties for dealing with people who nevertheless fail.

3. The different faculties are tools. It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the Right Way. One person can take a sharp saw, a square, a good plane, and so on, and build a handsome article of furniture. Another person can take the same tools and set to work to duplicate the article, but their production will be a botch because of not knowing how to use good tools in a successful way.

4. The various faculties of my brain and mind are the tools with which I must do the work to make me rich. So it will be easier for me to succeed if I get into a business for which I am well equipped with mental tools.

5. Generally speaking, I will do best in that business which will use my strongest faculties - the one for which I am naturally "best fitted." But there are limitations to this statement also. No one should regard our vocation as being irrevocably fixed by the tendencies with which any of us were born.

6. I can get rich in ANY business, for if I have not the right talent, I can develop that talent. It merely means that I will have to make my tools as I go along, instead of confining myself to the use of those with which I was born. It will be EASIER for me to succeed in a vocation for which I already have the talents in a well-developed state; but I CAN succeed in any vocation, because I can develop any rudimentary talent, and there is no talent of which I have not at least the rudiment.

7. I will get rich most easily in terms of effort, if I do that for which I am best fitted, but I will get rich and stay rich most satisfactorily if I do that which I DESIRE to do.

8. Doing what I desire to do, is life. There is no real satisfaction in living if I am compelled to be forever doing something that I do not like to do, and if I can never do what I desire to do. And it is certain that I can do what I desire to do. The desire to do any action is proof that I have within me the power which can do it.

9. Desire is a manifestation of power.

10. The desire to play music is the power which can play music seeking expression and development. The desire to invent mechanical devices is the mechanical talent seeking expression and development.

11. Where there is no power, either developed or undeveloped, to do a thing, there is never any desire to do that thing. Where there is strong desire to do a thing, it is certain proof that the power to do it is strong and only requires to be developed and applied in the Right Way.

12. All other things being equal, it is best to select the business for which I have the best developed talent. But if I have a strong desire to engage in any particular line of work, I should select that work as the ultimate end at which I aim.

13. I can do what I desire to do, and it is my right and privilege to follow the business or avocation which will be most congenial and pleasant. I am not obliged to do what I do not like to do, and should not do it except as a means to bring me to the doing of the thing I desire to do.

14. If there are past mistakes whose consequences have placed me in an undesirable business or environment, I may be obliged for some time to do what I do not like to do, but I can make the doing of it pleasant by knowing that it is making it possible for me to come to the doing of what I desire to do.

15. If I feel that I am not in the right vocation, I do not act too hastily in trying to get into another one. The best way, generally, to change business or environment is by growth.

16. I am not afraid to make a sudden and radical change if the opportunity is presented and I feel after careful consideration that it is the right opportunity, but I never take sudden or radical action when I am in doubt as to the wisdom of doing so.

17. There is never any hurry on the creative plane, and there is no lack of opportunity.

18. When I get out of the competitive mind I will understand that I never need to act hastily. No one else is going to beat me to the thing I desire to do; there is enough for all. If one space is taken, another and a better one will be opened for me a little farther on; there is plenty of time. When I am in doubt, I wait and fall back on the contemplation of my vision, and increase my faith and purpose. And by all means, in times of doubt and indecision, I cultivate gratitude.

19. A day or two invested in contemplating the vision of what I desire, and in earnest thanksgiving that I am getting it, will bring my mind into such close relationship with the Supreme that I will make no mistake when I do act.

20. There is a Mind which knows all there is to know, and I can come into close unity with this Mind by faith and the purpose to advance in life, if I have deep gratitude.

21. Mistakes come from acting hastily, or from acting in fear or doubt, or in forgetfulness of the Right Motive, which is more life to all, and less to none.

22. As I go on in the Certain Way, opportunities will come to me in increasing number, thus I will need to be very steady in my faith and purpose, and to keep in close touch with the All Mind by reverent gratitude, so as to select that which will most efficiently produce all the forms of wealth I desire.

23. I do all that I can do in a perfect manner every day, but I do it without haste, worry, or fear. I go as fast as I can, but never hurry.

24. I remember that in the moment I begin to hurry, I cease to be a creator and become a competitor, which would cause me to drop back upon the old plane again.

25. Whenever I find myself hurrying, I call a halt. I fix my attention on the mental image of the thing I desire, and begin to give thanks that I am getting it. The exercise of GRATITUDE will never fail to strengthen my faith and renew my purpose.

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