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

The Advancing Human Being

1. What was said in the last chapter applies as well to the professional person and the wage-earner, as to a person who is engaged in mercantile or any other form of business.

2. No matter whether a person is a physician, a teacher, or a clergyman, if that person can give increase of life to others and make them sensible of that fact, they will be attracted to me, and I will get and be rich. The physician who holds the vision of their self as a great and successful healer, and who works toward the complete realization of that vision with faith and purpose, as described in former chapters, will come into such close touch with the Source Of Life that he or she will be phenomenally successful; patients will come to this physician in throngs.

3. No one has a greater opportunity to carry into effect the teaching of this book than the practitioner of medicine. It does not matter to which of the various schools the practitioner may belong, for the principle of healing is common to all of them and may be reached by all alike. The Advancing Person in medicine, who holds to a clear mental image of their self as successful, and who obeys the laws of faith, purpose, and gratitude, will do that which causes cure of every curable case undertaken.

4. In the field of religion, the world cries out for the cleric who can inspire hearers to embrace the true science of abundant life. The person who masters the details of the Science Of Getting And Being Rich, together with the allied Sciences Of Being Well, Of Being Great, and Of Winning Love, and who teaches these details from the pulpit, will never lack for a congregation. This is a gospel that the world needs; it will give increase of life, and people will hear it gladly, and give liberal support to the person who brings it to them.

5. What is now needed is a demonstration of the Science Of Life from the pulpit. We desire preachers who can not only tell us how, but who in their own persons will show us how. We need the preacher who will their self be rich, healthy, great, and beloved, to teach us how to attain to these things. When and where this person appears, numerous and loyal following are attracted.

6. The same is true of the teacher who can inspire the children with the faith and purpose of the advancing life. This learning inspirer will never be out of a job. And any teacher who has this faith and purpose can give it to their pupils. Each teacher must realize that he or she cannot help giving The Passion For Learning to them if it is part of their own life and practice.

7. What is true of the teacher, preacher, and physician is true of the lawyer, dentist, real estate agent, insurance agent - of everybody.

8. The combined mental and personal action described is infallible; it cannot fail. Every man and woman who follows these instructions steadily, perseveringly, and to the letter, will get and stay rich. The law of the Increase Of Life is as mathematically certain in its operation as the law of gravity. Getting and being rich is an exact science.

9. The wage-earner will find this as true of their case as of any of the others mentioned. Nobody should feel there is no chance to get rich because of working where there is no visible opportunity for advancement, where wages are small and the cost of living high. The solution is to form a clear mental vision of what is desired, and begin to act with faith and purpose.

10. Each must think in the certain way of: "I do all the work I can do, every day, and do each piece of work in a perfectly successful manner. I put the power of success and the purpose to get and stay rich into everything that I do." -- And know that this is not done merely with the idea of currying favor with an employer, in the hope that he, or those in place of authority, will see the good work and make advancement happen. It is not likely that they will do so.

11. The person who is merely a good worker, filling their place to the very best of their ability and satisfied with that, is valuable to their employer, and it is not to the employer's interest to promote him or her. This worker is worth more where the person is.

12. To secure advancement, something more is necessary than to be efficient for that current place.

13. The person who is certain to advance is the one who is TOO BIG for the current place, who has a clear concept of what he or she desires to be, who knows that he or she can become what the person desires to be, and who is determined to BE what he or she desires to be.

14. The wage-earner must know that: "I do not try to more than fill my present place with a view to pleasing my employer. I do it with the idea of advancing myself. I hold the faith and purpose of increase during work hours, after work hours, and before work hours. I hold it in such a way that every person who comes in contact with me, whether foreman, fellow worker, or social acquaintance, will feel the power of purpose radiating from me - so that everyone will get the sense of advancement and increase from me. People will be attracted to me, and if there is no possibility for advancement in my present job, I will very soon see an opportunity to take another job."

15. There is a Power which never fails to present opportunity to the Advancing Human Being who is moving in obedience to law. God cannot help helping me if I act in a Certain Way. God must do so in order to help God's self.

16. There is nothing in my circumstances or in the industrial situation that can keep me down. If a person cannot get rich working for the steel trust, that person can get rich on a ten-acre farm. And if the person begins to move in the Certain Way, he or she will certainly escape from the clutches of the steel trust, and get on to the farm or wherever else that is desired to be.

17. If a few thousands of its employees would enter upon the Certain Way, the steel trust would soon be in a bad plight; it would have to give its workers more opportunity, or go out of business. Nobody has to work for a trust. The trusts can keep people in so called hopeless conditions only so long as there are people who are too ignorant to know of The Science Of Getting Rich, or too intellectually slothful to practice it. If I am ever in this situation I can begin this way of thinking and acting, knowing that my faith and purpose will make me quick to see any opportunity to better my condition. Such opportunities will speedily come, for the Supreme working in All and working for me, will bring them before me.

18. I do not wait for an opportunity to be all that I desire to be. When an opportunity to be more than I am now is presented and I feel impelled toward it, I take it. It will be the first step toward a greater opportunity.

19. I know there is no such thing possible in this universe as a lack of opportunities for the person who is living the advancing life.

20. It is inherent in the constitution of the cosmos that all things shall be for each of us and work together for our good, thus we must certainly be rich if we act and think in the Certain Way. So let wage-earning men and women study this book with great care, and enter with confidence upon the course of action it prescribes. It will not fail.

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