it’s an exact science. There are certain
laws which govern the process.”
One of the big mistakes that many people make about wealth is thinking that you have to be a particular kind of person, or be in the “right place” or have the right background.
Nothing could be further from the truth! If it were true it would be a big surprise to well known success teachers like Jim Rohn, a country boy from rural Idaho in the western USA, or Bob Proctor, a Canadian high school dropout!
We don’t need the right background, we need to have a burning desire for success and to learn the laws which govern success and follow them.
One of those laws is cause and effect. Many people will say, “Oh, I know about cause and effect” and miss the point. They’re thinking that “If I do A, it causes B.”
What we do in the physical world is not a cause! This is very important. The physical world is an effect of the action of thought by ourselves and others! What really happens is “I think A, which causes me to expect B, and so I do C and sure enough, B results.”
The physical world reflects the thinking of the people who are and have been creating it. That’s us.
So we change the effects we experience by changing the action of our thought, or thinking. That’s employing the law of cause and effect for our benefit.
Wattles calls this process doing things in a Certain Way. The skill we need is the ability to control our thinking. In its simplest form, it means that we use our thinking to focus on what we want, and not on what we don’t want.
It’s not easy and, in fact, Wattles says it’s the hardest work we can do. But it can be learned by anyone who is willing to practice.
The results are worth it.