Our desires often seem to be constrained by limited resources: we may feel that we do not have enough time, enough opportunity, or enough money. So, we would probably be a little sceptical if someone told us that we could actually have access to unlimited amounts of all of these resources, if only we learnt to think and act in the right way. Yet, Wallace D. Wattles maintained just this, and perhaps we should believe him, since he went from living in poverty, without money, education, or contacts, to a whole new life of wealth and prosperity.
In order to live a full life, we must nourish our mind, body and soul and, according to Wattles, this requires material wealth, among other things. This is because material wealth gives us the chance to feed our mind, body and soul to the fullest, and inspire others to do the same. In his book, which, not surprisingly, has been around for over a century, Wattles wrote: “If you want to help the poor, and demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich yourself”.
Wattles' mission in writing this book was to share a simple method for achieving wealth and prosperity with as many people as possible. This method consists of a combination of thoughts, attitudes, and practical actions, which are aimed at creating value for other people. In fact, the author maintained that this is the way to become rich, because the more we help people get what they want, the more wealth and prosperity will come our way. Money is simply a bargaining chip for valuable stock or goods, so the more value we provide to others, the more money we will get in return.
The universe wants each of us to live an abundant and prosperous life, so we should wholeheartedly embrace our natural desire to be rich. In order to become wealthy, we should follow a series of principles, each of which consists of a combination of a certain mindset and practical actions. These principles teach us how to develop a plan, in order to maximise the value that we offer other people. In order to understand, follow, and practise these steps, we need to invite the universe to help us create our reality. Let us take a look at them, one by one.