Friday, December 29, 2017

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

The Science of Getting RichThe Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was filled to the brim with half-truths. Despite that, I liked it. If I try to wash out the falsehoods in philosophy, I find that there is a lot of basically good advice. Don't surround yourself with negativity. Be positive. Get rid of distractions and focus on what you want. Have a very precise picture of what you want. Take action today to get what you want. Work hard. Don't make excuses, such as blaming the government. Be grateful for what you have, and what you will have.

That is all good stuff, if you can filter those nuggets out from the talk about a formless substance that lets you ignore the facts of physical science blah blah blah. I went to the Bob Proctor seminar based on this book, and heard him speak in other venues. I like the guy, I just think this book (which he based a seminar on) has some weaknesses. But I'm willing to focus on the strengths and take it for the motivational, positive thinking tool it is.