Daily Nugget of Gold 622
The Wisdom of Wallace Wattles
Most people never heard of Wallace D. Wattles (1860-1911), who was an author of several books on the subject of becoming successful, but many of the people we’ve heard from since on the subject of success have based much of what they teach on this pioneer’s works. Mr. Wattles taught us in these books of the power and control that can be found in an attitude of gratitude, a point which he hit upon often. He also gave us prescriptions for being successful no matter what field of endeavor we happen to choose.
“Give every man more in use value than you take from him in cash value; then you are adding to the life of the world by every business transaction” – Wallace D. Wattles
The relatively simply philosophy of giving the most of oneself is parroted by nearly every writer on the subject of success. Napoleon Hill, for example, spoke at length about this philosophy in many of his books, including Think and Grow Rich, his most famous book. If one gives more of himself than he receives in compensation, then the reason he becomes successful is plain to see- that is- people actually enjoy spending their money if they believe they are receiving is a far greater value than what they paid for it. Isn’t that true about you?
“The scientific use of thought consists in forming a clear and distinct mental image of what you want; in holding fast to the purpose to get what you want; and in realizing with grateful faith that you do get what you want.” – Wallace D. Wattles
Combining a mental picture of what we want with the emotion of gratitude that we are indeed receiving it is what begins the process of the fulfilling of our desire. It calls the item into being and somehow begins at that point to set up the delivery process. Gratitude, as Wattles noted, is the key to turn a burning desire into a physical reality.
“The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a Certain Way; those who do things in this Certain Way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich; while those who do not do things in this Certain Way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor.” – Wallace D. Wattles
A hint at what Mr. Wattles was referring to here is given in what was capitalized. James L. Kraft, founder of a company which later became Kraft Foods was a bumbling businessman before he discovered that he didn’t have his priorities in order, but once he did and implemented what he learned, his business grew rapidly to become a giant in this industry. The hope here is that at this point that you are curious to learn more. Wattles’ works can be found in print and are available for audio download. We are especially grateful for the audio versions.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What is this “Certain Way” Wallace Wattles referred to?”
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