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04/09/2017

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Tony Mase

What did I read in "The Science of Getting Rich" that caused me to stick to Mr. Wattles' writings exclusively unless there was something very specific I needed to know that wasn't covered in them?

It was this:

"Others still are poor because, while they have some notion of science, they have become so swamped and lost in the maze of metaphysical and occult theories that they do not know which road to take. They try a mixture of many systems and fail in all."

That described me in a nutshell when I first started reading Mr. Wattles' writings. I had tried a mixture of many systems and failed in them all.

He went on to say:

"Another thing. We assert that this book gives in detail the principles of the science of getting rich; and if that is true, you do not need to read any other book upon the subject. This may sound narrow and egotistical, but consider: there is no more scientific method of computation in mathematics than by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; no other method is possible. There can be but one shortest distance between two points. There is only one way to think scientifically, and that is to think in the way that leads by the most direct and simple route to the goal. No man has yet formulated a briefer or less complex 'system' than the one set forth herein; it has been stripped of all non-essentials. When you commence on this, lay all others aside; put them out of your mind altogether.

Read this book every day; keep it with you; commit it to memory, and do not think about other 'systems' and theories. If you do, you will begin to have doubts, and to be uncertain and wavering in your thought; and then you will begin to make failures.

After you have made good and become rich, you may study other systems as much as you please; but until you are quite sure that you have gained what you want, do not read anything on this line but this book, unless it be the authors mentioned in the Preface."

Although I expanded that to include all his writings and success in general, it was right then and there that I decided to stick to *one* system until I made good with it, a decision that's paid off big time!

Note: It might interest you to know that, even though I long ago made good with them, I still read, study, and apply very little, on the subjects they cover, outside of the writings of Wallace D. Wattles.

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