The Strangest Secret - Believe And Succeed

By Belinda H. Begay

For a while now, I have been reading about three hours a day. I love to read. I like to understand and analyze the books I read. I've always loved to write, too. I have written poems, songs, stories, games, comic strips (two published in "La Opinion," a newspaper in Los Angeles, and in another two newspapers in California) and more - most are written in Spanish.I didn't read too much until about five years ago. I know, most of the people say, "to be a good writer, you need to be a good reader first"... and I'm sure that is true, but I believe in myself and I have so much passion to write. I just do what I love to do and I always do my best in everything.

Mr. Wattles refers to the systematic application of the principles or laws of becoming rich as "doing things in a certain way". He adds that once a person begins to think and act in "a certain way", that person will become rich. The "certain way" in which to think and act is fully explained in later chapters of the book.The first law Mr. Wattles cites is the Law of Cause and Effect, which states that like causes always produce like effects. If you swing your golf club in the same manner as a professional golf player, you will get the same results as he does, regardless of who you are. To quote "The Science of Getting Rich":

"What I want for myself, I want for everybody." -Jones of Toledo."Always speak in terms of advancement. Never allow yourself to feel disappointed. The failure is only apparent. It is really a great success." "Do what you ENJOY more. DESIRE is a manifestation of POWER." "Give the thought of INCREASE in your product/service and make sure that the customer is impressed with the same thought."

However, Mr. Wattles explains one by one why these factors are not the causes of achieving wealth. Getting rich is not a matter of environment; there are countless examples of people working in the same business and in the same neighborhood, but one fails and the other succeeds.If the environment were the cause of getting rich, everyone in the same state would be rich, while those in another state would all be poor. Although it is true that some environments or locations are more favorable than others, the environment is not the cause of getting rich.

Have complete control of your thoughts. Think true regardless of appearances. It doesn't matter what happens around you, if you are creating your own thoughts and beliefs, have faith that everything is good. There are only good things for you in the universe. When you have a thought, you create a powerful image in your mind. That thought/image creates a feeling and an emotion. If you send out negative vibes, you get negative results. If you send out positive vibes you get positive results.

Every thought has a purpose - the thing you want to create - believe that you deserve only good things and be sure that you already have what you want, hold your faith. There is no place for any doubt. Be grateful for every little thing you have and for the things you are asking for (because you already have them). And, act now, do the right actions. Do your best every day.

What you need in order to be able to do things in this "certain way" is:Enough intelligence to read and understand "The Science of Getting Rich".A willingness to interact with people to some degree.Basic common sense; for example, don't start a salmon fishery where there are no salmons.And, most importantly, begin to live in harmony with the laws governing the universe. These laws are explained in "The Science of Getting Rich". Since like causes produce like effects, no matter who you are, where your business is located, or what your personal circumstances may be, if you act in accordance with the principles and laws that govern the process of acquiring wealth, you must get the results you're looking for. The cause is doing things "in a certain way", and money is the effect.

Getting rich is a dream that most of us cherish and wish that it comes true. Just dreaming of getting rich is not good enough. There needs to be a certain endeavor from our end towards the goal that we have set for ourselves. One fact is for sure that one needs to be alert, smart and enterprising to earn the money and get rich. There have been plenty of books and guides that have been published over the years to help us achieve our dreams.

Wallace Wattles, author of "The Science of Getting Rich", says the first principle is thought. Thinking activates the "Formless Stuff" of the universe, to deliver the thought. Like exercise to the body, every thought contributes to the manifestation of the intended results. Also like exercise, results may not become apparent after the first attempt.Persistence is required to manifest thoughts. Faith during the appearance of failure is absolutely necessary. The action required to manifest results is impotent without absolute belief in efficacy of the process.

I once heard a metaphor of the expectant mother. A woman prepares for her child, arranges her house, life and relationships around the expected baby. The woman behaves like a mother, becoming aware of relevant issues to people with children. She goes shopping for the baby, tells everyone about the baby...joyously awaits the arrival of her child.We don't have to understand how a process works to use it. Humanity reproduced well before science explained how the process works. With the faith of an expectant mother, we can believe the process will deliver results; every time for everybody that uses it - especially in the appearance of failure.

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