As you know, I intend to dig deep into The Science of Getting Rich this year, to find out if it will work for me. I staked my claim, so to speak, with my ‘inclusive’ version of the text.
I set to work in January on the Preface and Chapter 1 and I was just starting to drill into Chapter 2 last week when I hit what felt like impassible bedrock. I read that:
There goes any plan I had of ever getting rich with this Science.
If I am an expert in anything, it’s in the making of mistakes. I fully believe that it’s not just okay for me to make mistakes, it’s a good thing when I do! If I’m not making mistakes, I can pretty much guarantee I’m not doing much.
But here’s we are at the very start of Chapter Two, and what I’m hearing is, “NO MISTAKES!!!!”
if I can’t make mistakes with something as complicated and difficult as Getting Rich, this here Science ain’t a-gonna work for me. Talk about discouraging!
On the other hand, I really am determined to mine this Science of Getting Rich for all its worth. Giving up doesn’t work for me. Besides, I’ve got a blog to write! I can’t quit.
One thing I’ve learned about mistakes is that everyone makes them. At the same time, I’ve seen and heard sound evidence for the fact the some people have mined gold out of this book. They’ve taken its principles and gotten rich. So you follow the logic here, don’t you?
So it’s back to the shovels and pickaxes for me. Digging into Chapter Two, I found the nuggets I needed:
- Our Mr. Wattles says it is NOT difficult to get rich. Anyone can do it, he says; all sorts of people do it. It doesn’t matter where we live, nor our race, culture, religion, gender, or age. Even our current financial status and/or vocation won’t matter because this Science has worked for all sorts of folk in all sorts of conditions.
He says as well that we don’t need any particular talents or expertize. We don’t even have to be very smart, since even blockheads (his term, not mine) get rich. If even blockheads can get rich, there is hope for me!
I’d add another caveat, one that says even people who run into problems along the way can get rich. Every successful miner had tales of difficulties and challenges along the way. I expect I’ll run into them as I dig into Chapter Three in the coming week.
Determinedly yours, Elaine H
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