Did you know that the success of other people is actually good for your success? Join us as we read from Wallace Wattle’s immortal book “The Science of Getting Rich,” where he describes the important impact other people’s success can have on the world and economy, plus how it can inspire you to reach your own goals!
I have in front of me a book that has been really impactful for me and I am so excited to share with you a few of my thoughts specifically about the mindset of success.
These past few days, I have been thinking about the concept of ‘What does it look like to create the life you want?', 'Is it really just a few lucky people who get to create their dream lives?' Or ‘is it truly available to everybody?’
You Want to Be Successful? You Gotta Be Happy for Other People’s Success!
I want you to really consider and really think about this: when was the last time that you looked in another successful person and you were like 'Oh good for you, I am so glad that you are successful?' Without any little twinge of competitiveness, comprising or just sadness that you are not like him?
Often, as human beings, we know the principles of success, yet at the same time when we see other people succeed we start comparing ourselves with them forgetting that they paid the price and implemented all those principles in order to get there.
So, the book in front of me is called "The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D Wattles. And I am going to share with you some of the lines that really impacted me.
Nothing Can Keep You in Poverty
He says: " If the people have the Advancing Mind, have the Faith that they can become rich, and move forward with the fixed purpose to become rich, nothing can possibly keep them in poverty."
I want you to think about that for just a second. According to Wallace Wattles, none of are actually stuck in poverty. Because he says - If you can move forward with a fixed purpose and have faith, nothing can possibly keep you in poverty- Do you believe this? I do. Why? Because I have seen it happen over and over with people we worked with and also with people I have just observed and seen.
Here's a little bit more of the book:
He says: "Individuals may enter upon the Certain Way at any time, and under any government, and make themselves rich"
What?! You mean any government? And we are not victims of the government itself?
Yes, he clearly meant that our success does not depend on the government.
You Need to See Things from a Place of Abundance
He says: "And when any considerable number of individuals do so under any government, they will cause the system to be so modified as to open the way for others"
Again, what!? Did you read that? That's amazing to me. He is saying here that if we create the abundance, create the impact and then make the income that we want, we can actually cause a change to be made because there are so many people around us that do the same thing. Therefore, we should be really excited when we see someone successful and when we see other people really making a difference and living their mission because they are helping open the way for us. Now that's a cool thing right? :)
He says: "The more men who get rich on the competitive plane, the worse for others; the more who get rich on the creative plane, the better for others."
And that's the idea of seeing things from a place of abundance.
Believe me, this book is so powerful!
He says: "The economic salvation of the masses can only be accomplished by getting a large number of people to practice the scientific method set down in this book, and become rich. These will show others the way, and inspire them with a desire for real life, with the faith that it can be attained, and with the purpose to attain it."
That's how the economy is going to change. It's by getting enough people to focus their minds and use their own power to become rich. Cool idea, huh!
That is really inspiring to me!
He says: "For the present, however, it is enough to know that neither the government under which you live nor the capitalistic or competitive system of industry can keep you from getting rich. When you enter upon the creative plane of thought you will rise above all these things and become a citizen of another kingdom. But remember that your thought must be held upon the creative plane; you are never for an instant to be betrayed into regarding the supply as limited, or into acting on the moral level of competition."
When you go to create your business or to create an impact, act out of a place of abundance, out of creation, out of there is enough and out to spare for all of us. And if you do that, then what you create in the business and the impact you make is actually going to be phenomenal and is going to make a huge difference in other people's lives.
Be happy for other people’s success!