Getting rich seems to be a most elusive and most difficult catch to make. Many have written about ways to get rich in the desire to present this seemingly difficult endeavor appear reachable. While many of these works present many different ideas, sometimes one can get lost in quagmire of suggestions and prescriptions that ends up in making the issue even more complicated.
Two works on this topic, however, stand out from the rest because of one significant reason. They actually make things simple even to the point of presenting the law of success in 16 lessons or so. These works are the Science of Getting Rich and Law of Success/Think of Grow Rich written by Wattles and Hill respectively.
Though written some years apart and though each work has its own unique presentation, they actually supplement each other. They make the same principles surface while presenting them in their own special, distinctive and exceptional way. The Science of Getting Rich starts by telling everyone that he has the right to get rich but these calls for a systematic approach which may be called the science of getting rich.
Think and Grow Rich argues that getting rich is a definite chief aim, a right so to speak, and it calls for a systematic approach as well, called the law of the mastermind. It now is a matter of recognizing the path to getting rich. Wattles first talks of the first principles in the science of getting rich and soon enough goes on to list the value one must look into. He talks of increasing life, gratitude, thinking in the certain way, how to use the will, acting in the certain way, getting into the right business and ends with the impression of increase, the advance of man and some precautions and concluding observations.
Minus the final lesson which summarizes the points, Wattles discusses the science of getting rich in 16 lessons. Hill plunges at once to the values one must foster to get rich which, he says, include self confidence, habit of saving, initiative and leadership, imagination, enthusiasm, self control, getting more than paid for, pleasing personality, accurate thinking, accurate thinking, concentration, cooperation, profiting by failure, and tolerance. He ends with the golden rule. He basically presents the law of success in 16 lessons.
The law of success in 16 lessons is the significant specific difference which may be forwarded as far as these two successful books are concerned. The 16 lessons actually represent the simplification of an otherwise difficult task anyone wanting to succeed in getting rich faces and sometime ends up fearing. Simplification is key to both works by Wattles and Hill. Simplification means making their prescriptions reachable and realistic. Simplification ultimately means success. Simplification means getting rich.
In the last analysis, Wattles and Hill therefore are declaring the same basic point. There is nothing complicated in the path to getting rich. Everything is within reach by anyone serious enough to have that desire to get rich shown by the willingness to do something about it. Wallace calls it a science. Hill calls it the law of the mastermind. Both are systematic approaches simple and succinct to follow.
There is no long-winding path to thread, only a brief, direct to the point road to success. Getting rich comes as a result of doing the right things at the right time. One who does the right things gets rich. One who does not do the right things, even if he keeps on exerting effort, will remain poor. This is not based on anything beyond one’s reach. The path to getting rich however starts with getting to know how to simplify everything and how to focus one’s sight in the systematic run towards success.
There will be no need for many things to do. It is clear from the suggestions made in these two works that by doing exactly what they prescribe, success is inevitable. This is what makes things simple. Just do what is said. The two masterpieces clearly outline in very simple 16 lessons the qualities which one must possess in order to achieve success. It is all a matter of knowing what these qualities are. Or perhaps it’s a matter of seeing how simple things really are.