The Science of Getting Rich
By: Wallace D. Wattles
The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles; it was published in 1910 by Elizabeth Towne.
The book is still in print after almost 100 years. It was a major inspiration for Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book and film The Secret (2006 film).
According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction."
The Science of Getting Rich preceded similar financial success books such as The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel (1912) and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (1937). In the 100 years since its publication, it has gone through many editions, and remains in print from more than one publisher.
THIS book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached. - Preface
About the Author:
Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 – 1911) was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.
* 1: The Right To Be Rich
* 2: There is A Science of Getting Rich
* 3: Is Opportunity Monopolized?
* 4: The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich
* 5: Increasing Life
* 6: How Riches Come to You
* 7: Gratitude
* 8: Thinking in the Certain Way
* 9: How to Use the Will
* 10: Further Use of the Will
* 11: Acting in the Certain Way
* 12: Efficient Action
* 13: Getting into the Right Business
* 14: The Impression of Increase
* 15: The Advancing Man
* 16: Some Cautions, and Concluding Observations
* 17: Summary of the Science of Getting Rich