By – Joyce Paulsen
Yesterday, I came back from work a bit later than usual. When I got into the house, I heard shouts of excitements in my friends’ room. They were all gathered there operating their mobile devices. The first thought that crossed my mind was that my friends were now scammers. Some were serious faced and some were smiling from ear to ear. Out of curiosity, I asked to know the source of their joy even in this present economic condition.
One of them quickly screamed, ‘I don get alert, God win’. I immediately figured out that it was one of those Ponzi schemes again. Right before my eyes, their phones were beeping with bank alert notifications while there were just some few unfortunate ones who experienced losses in the process. I quickly muttered to myself, ‘I can’t be tempted’.
We are living in a world of quick money making schemes. I no go lie, I don do am plenty times. In some, I experienced huge gains while in some, I lost out. But every other day, new sites are being launched to exploit the masses. I can’t even mention how many of such have come up in the last few days. Some of these sites do not even last more than 24hours. My dear friend, please be guided as you jump into these schemes so that you will not act like a young man who was merged to pay a friend of mine and he wasn’t merged after he paid her. He called some days later and threatened her that it was his last money he used for that transaction and that if she doesn’t pay him back the money, he will take her name to his village native doctors. It was not a small sontin o. I laugh tire when she yarn me the gist. So please, I beg you, be guided. If possible, rule out such options.
I want to establish a simple truth that there is a science to getting rich. Making money is not a miracle at all. It is not also a religious issue because we have rich people of all religions. Making money is an art with a scientific process. But the question, are you willing to go through the process? It is impatience and greed that has made us to patronize some of these Ponzi schemes. I ask again, my dear friend, are you willing to learn the art of making money and have the patience to go through the process?
I will share with you an excerpt from Wallace D. Wattle’s book, ‘The Science of Getting Rich’. It revolutionized my thinking and set me on a course of prosperity. Please read the words below meditatively.
“There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created. In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise he cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit. Man may come into full harmony with the Formless Substance by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon him. Gratitude unifies the mind of man with the intelligence of Substance, so that man’s thoughts are received by the Formless. Man can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting himself with the Formless Intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude. Man must form a clear and definite mental image of the things he wishes to have, to do, or to become; and he must hold this mental image in his thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the Supreme that all his desires are granted to him. The man who wishes to get rich must spend his leisure hours in contemplating his Vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given to him. Too much stress cannot be laid on the importance of frequent contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and devout gratitude. This is the process by which the impression is given to the Formless, and the creative forces set in motion. The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order. All that is included in his mental image will surely be brought to the man who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith does not waver. What he wants will come to him through the ways of established trade and commerce. In order to receive his own when it shall come to him, man must be active; and this activity can only consist in more than filling his present place. He must keep in mind the Purpose to get rich through the realization of his mental image. And he must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner. He must give to every man a use value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction makes for more life; and he must so hold the Advancing Thought that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom he comes in contact. The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will certainly get rich; and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.”
― Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich
I would advise you dear to get this book and internalize it. It contains some ageless truths that you can pattern your life by. I trust that 2017 is your game changing year for you as you expand your thinking, increase your capacity and explore the potentials in you.
Honey, no dulling o. keep moving. See you at the top dear. Have a productive week!