How To Become Rich
I am going to tell you something now – a simple, powerful truth.
This truth infuriates those who falsely want you to believe for their own purposes that there are only two sorts of people:
- the oppressed,
- those who oppress them
In other words, if you don’t consider yourself to be among the downtrodden and oppressed, incapable of achieving your dreams, then you must be one of those doing the oppressing, preventing the dreams of others from being realized.
Few things are further from the truth than that.
This is not to say that there is not oppression in the world – that there are not those who oppress and those who are oppressed. There certainly are.
It is to say that if you are not one, you are not automatically the other.
This commonly-held idea – that the “haves” (whatever it is that they have) are de-facto oppressors and the “have-nots” are the unavoidably hapless, helpless and hopeless “oppressed” – has no productive place in the process of creating wealth and becoming rich.
In fact, this view is today perhaps the greatest single misconception being foisted off on the gullible millions, that prevents those same millions from improving their situation in life and from becoming – you guessed it – rich.
In truth, no one is poor because opportunity has been denied or taken from him, or because other people have somehow obtained a monopoly on all the wealth and have put a fence around it.
You may be obstructed from engaging in certain businesses or endeavors, but in all cases there are other channels open to you.
It is up to you to find those channels of wealth creation, and to take action.
It is probably true that if you are an employee of a large corporation you have very little chance of becoming the majority owner – although it has been done.
You may however take the capital that you earn from your employ, and use it to buy a small company, or to start one, and over time grow it to be as large or larger than the one that employed you.
There are tides of opportunity, and some businesses and vocations will be more profitable and advantageous at one time or place than another. Businesses which dominated markets in years gone by are now themselves gone, unable to adapt or keep up with the pace of change.
It is up to you to detect these tides and the opportunity that is within them, and by taking action in the right ways, ride them to the riches you desire.
There is always an abundance of opportunity for the man who will swim with the tide, instead of constantly trying to swim against it.
The Propaganda of Poverty
Those who are in a low present station or condition of wealth – whether as individuals or as a “class” – are not actually deprived of opportunity. They are not being “kept down by the man”, enslaved by their color, or oppressed by the corporations and capitalists.
The poor or low of station are stuck where they are because they have accepted the propaganda that says this is where they must be, and that the only way out is through violent revolution, or laws that will take riches from the wealthy and redistribute them as reparations to the poor, oppressed masses – of which they consider themselves one.
They are where they are because they cannot see opportunity, and do not understand how to deploy and organize their creative resources, and to constructively combine forces with other men to create and build a better future.
They are where they are because they do not know how to become rich, as you will learn to do here, if you are willing to apply yourself.
The Principles of Wealth
The principles of wealth are the same for you as they are for all others.
You must learn this, embrace it, and begin to live it – or you will remain where you are as long as you continue to do what you do in the ways that keep you there.
As an individual, you are not held down or held back by the ignorance or laziness of your perceived or self-identified class, race, or social group. You CAN follow the tide of opportunity to wealth and Prosperity.
We will tell you how.
The Supply of Wealth Is Infinite
Neither you or anyone else is kept in poverty due to a lack in supply of wealth – there is more than enough for all.
No man is poor because nature is poor – or because there is not enough to go around. Nature is an inexhaustible supply of riches. The supply will never run short.
Nature exists for the advancement and increase of life. Everything needed to advance and increase life is abundantly provided. There is no lack because for that to occur God would have to contradict himself and nullify his own works.
You are not kept poor by a lack in the natural supply of riches. Becoming rich is within the reach of every man and woman who learns to think and then act in a certain way.
As A Man Thinketh
Man is a thinking creature. Part of man’s divine uniqueness is his ability to originate thought. Out of this thought comes creation. Out of creation comes wealth and Prosperity.
All the forms that man fashions with his hands must first originate in his thought. He cannot shape or create a thing without first thinking and imagining that thing.
Men and women become rich by doing things in a certain way – and to do so, they must necessarily become able to think in a certain way.
A man’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.
Thus, if you think with a scarcity mindset you will do things that reinforce poverty in mind and action. If you think with a Prosperity Mindset, you will do things that create movement, growth, and wealth.
The first step to becoming rich – to achieving Prosperity – is to acquire the ability to think in the way that you want to think, so that wealth can be created and you become rich.
Thinking in this way requires you to think and recognize TRUTH, regardless of appearances.
Every man has the natural and inherent power to think what he wants to think, but it requires far more effort to do so than it does to think the thoughts which are suggested by appearances, or by the controllers, gate-keepers, and self-defeatists around you.
To think according to appearances or the suggestion of others is easy. To think and understand truth regardless of appearances or what you are being told is laborious. Such thought requires much more expenditure of energy than any other work a man is called upon to perform.
Fear of Thinking
You will observe this. There is no labor or discipline from which most people shrink and avoid as they do from the effort of sustained and consecutive thought.
Such thinking is the hardest work in the world. It is especially hard when the truth is contrary to appearances.
Every appearance in the visible, material world tends to produce a corresponding form in the mind of the one observing it. This can only be prevented by ascertaining and holding firm to your thinking of the truth.
We see this all too apparently today. To look upon the appearance of disease or to hear it emphasized over and over, will produce the disease in your own mind, and ultimately in your body – unless you hold the thought of the truth, which is that there is no disease. Disease is only an appearance, and the reality – the natural order – is health, growth, and life.
The mind is a powerful thing. Think a thing long enough, strongly enough, and unquestioningly enough – and it will be.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right” Henry Ford
If you continue to look upon the appearances of poverty, you will produce the forms of poverty in your own mind, and you will act in ways that create or reinforce poverty in your life – unless you see and hold firm to the truth that there is no poverty, there is only abundance.
He or she who acquires the ability to focus on health when surrounded by the appearances of disease, or to think of opportunity, riches and wealth in the midst of appearances of poverty, has achieved the ability to become rich, to become wealthy, and to be Prosperous.