What Is “The Science Of Getting Rich” About? – Book by Wallace D. Wattles

If you were wondering what is “The Science Of Getting Rich” about, then this is the place for you to find it out.

For the book “The Science of Getting Rich” from Wallace Delois Wattles (1860-1911) that was published as far back as 1903, I can say that it straightforwardly points out the key elements that will help you understand basically the essence of the law of attraction. He wastes no time in elaborating on why things work how they do.

Instead he simply comes to the results and how they need to be implemented in our daily life. For me this is a very intuitive knowledge, so I don’t just understand it with the mind but I feel that it is right. This is when you come into the Knowing, which more powerful than just understanding.

A tiny book

When I was holding this little booklet in my hands the first time I was a bit skeptical at first. How can
such a thin book teach you science? Normally I use to read books that are bulky and 500 pages plus (especially in a technical area) but not this tiny 90 pages in the edition that I have. But often in life it is not the quantity or size that matters (at least that is what we are told always, aren’t we? :-)) but it is the quality. And more often that we think could be the case the truth is actually very simple.

It Is All About Your Attitude

For many people the association with wealth or someone who is rich is mainly negative. Whenever it comes to money and those who have a lot of it negative affirmations come as well.

Limiting beliefs

We were conditioned to believe that a “normal person does not need to be rich”, “even the rich can be unhappy” or “money is bad” and all this kind of belief systems that were programmed into our subconscious mind. This sort of programming happens until the age of about 8 years. Until then you basically download everything that is said to you into your own mind. The first thing to do in order to change yourself in whatever area of life you want to improve, you need to change your mindset first.

“Man’s right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich.”

Abundance is a natural state…

There are many powerful phrases in this book that are lined up like on a pearl necklace. The basic idea here is that abundance is a natural state of life and that every natural life form is striving for its highest possible development in all areas. In essence, it is perfectly right to have the desire to be rich, because being rich allows you to express yourself and your life to the highest levels possible.

…even for you

Another very important aspect is that there is enough for everyone, whether you want abundance, wealth, money or whatever. And it is nobody’s fault that you are poor, lacking in opportunity, in talent, in the wrong environment, or having the wrong business idea. All these things do not really matter. But what does matter is what you are thinking and how you are doing things. In the book it is referred to as doing things the “Certain Way”.

What is the Science of getting rich about

Your Thoughts Affect The “Formless Substance”

“Thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the Formless Substance. The stuff from which all things are made is a substance which thinks, and a thought of form in this substance produces form.”

If you think this is hard to believe then have a look at modern quantum physics. It is actually a fact that our thoughts alter reality and there is a lot of evidence out there that prove it. And since there is no limit in the Formless Substance there is no limit in creation

You are in charge

In essence whatever you are thinking, whether it is a positive or negative, conscious or unconscious thought or emotion (which has a much bigger effect) will eventually come into reality no matter if you want it, you are aware of it or not.

Look at your life from a broader perspective (like from above) and you will see that it is true. This can be a somewhat discomforting reality at first, since it is basically making you responsible for EVERYTHING in your life. But on the flip side it is you who is fully in charge.

7 Facts You Need To Know About Living The “Certain Way”

  • There is formless substance from which all things are made.
  • A thought creates and forms things from the substance that is imaged by the thought.
  • Every human has the ability to form things he thinks about and bring them into existence.
  • You need to be in harmony with everything that is in order to achieve your goals and switch from the competitive mind to the creative mind. Don’t compare yourself to others and try to take away. The universe and nature are creative as shall be you.
  • Be grateful for what you already have.
  • Form regularly a mental image of your goals and wishes and be grateful while doing so. Imagine that you already achieved the things that you want.
  • Be active and with the purpose of achieving your goal, every single day. Give always more back than you receive in cash value or add value to all your actions and interactions with others.

These are basically the points that you need to follow in order live a wealthier life.



The Science Of Getting Rich is definitely worth to read and not just once, but over and over again. The taught principles are very powerful yet written in a simple style, which makes them very easy to understand.

I recommend this book to everyone just getting started with the topic. But also those who are dealing with this for many years might be blown away by its powerful message. It is definitely a MUST READ if you ever struggled to achieve your goals and dreams or to use the law of attraction for you.

“A seed, dropped into the ground, springs into activity, and in the act of living produces a hundred more seeds; life, by living multiplies itself. It is forever Becoming More; it must do so, if it continues to be at all.”

Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts about the book.

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2 thoughts on “What Is “The Science Of Getting Rich” About? – Book by Wallace D. Wattles”

  1. Hi There, I enjoyed your commentary about the science of getting rich. I too have read this book and found it to be overloaded with wisdom in “how to live a certain way” . Even though it was written in the early 1900’s it is still a very powerful read. I too have read it several times day. It is a constant in my library. I read it to remind of the thoughts and mindset I should have if I want to be successful in my endeavors.

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Much success,


    • Hi Tonya,

      I am glad that you like it and thanks for stopping by. And yes it is definitely a must read book and worth to take a look at more than once

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