“The Advancing Man”
Deep down, I believe that for most people, becoming all you want to be is one of our ultimate goals. We all want to know that we have made a mark on the world, and that we have truly lived life.
Wattles points out that often, in many professions, especially helping professions like teaching, medicine, and ministry, those involved go about it all wrong. Instead of helping others reach a new level, they simply create more of what they are trying to get rid of.
Teaching breeds more ignorance, medicine brings more disease, and ministry brings more sin. No matter what your profession, these seven principles will help you succeed:
1. Regardless of your profession, if you increase the life of others, you will become rich.
One of the examples Wattles uses is of doctors. The doctor who sets out to cure disease will certainly become rich. Doctors seldom cure the illness, just as often they tend to make it worse. By following the principles of the Science of Getting Rich, doctors cure their patients. This will make them attractive to those who truly want healing.
2. Nowhere else is the Science of Getting Rich needed more than in medicine.
The way medicine is practiced now, it tends to bring even more disease. Drugs don’t really cure anything. More often than not, they tend to mask the symptoms, or simply give the person taking them a little relief.
Doctors need to stop “practicing” and start curing. The focus needs to change from one of disease to one of healing and health. What you focus on brings more of the same.
This is also apparent in religion. All of those fire and brimstone sermons simply bring more guilt and sin. Isn’t one of the purposes of getting saved to bring you the more abundant life Jesus talked about?
3. Everyone who follows these instructions to the letter will get rich.
The key here is in focus. If you focus on disease, you invite in more disease. The focus instead should be health and healing.
If you focus on sin, you only get more sin. Ministers need to teach what Jesus was trying to tell us: that the truth would set us free. Jesus said his “yoke was easy, and his burden was light.” By applying this truth to our lives, it allows us to get out from underneath all of the lies and misinformation that is often dispensed.
Don’t forgive, take revenge, or impose your will on others to get what you want. These are all lies we’ve suffered from, and they’ve only created more misery and pain for everyone.
4. Do your work every day and do it in a successful manner.
Again, it’s about focus. If you’re not focused on taking those steps that will help you become a success, and you’re not doing those things that will help you become a success, you won’t succeed.
If you are in business for yourself, ask yourself every day: “Is the task I am about to do going to contribute to the overall success of my business?” If the answer is no, then you’re wasting your time.
5. Fill your present place with the view of advancing yourself.
Growth is necessary to having what you want in life and becoming what you want to become. If you are currently employed, then it is imperative that you outgrow your job. You must become more than your current job and develop the skills necessary to become what you want to be.
6. God cannot help helping you when you act in the Certain Way.
The universe is made up of certain rules. These rules operate whether we believe in them or not. They work the same way every time.
For example, the “Law of Cause and Effect” says that “for every action there is an equal and corresponding reaction.” This means that every time we take action in a specific way, the outcome will be a certain thing.
If you want to succeed, you need to know the rules. Apply those rules to get the results you want.
7. The first step toward greater opportunity is to be all you want to be when each opportunity presents itself.
We all get presented with new opportunities every day for growth and for achievement, to advance ourselves. It is imperative that you develop the right skills for what you want to do so that when these opportunities come along you may take advantage of them. Commit to growing and developing the skills you need to become what you want to become and do what you want to do. You will succeed.
Are you tired of never getting what you want out of life? It may be your thinking that is sabotaging you. The secret to having a life full of happiness and all the things that contribute to that is to focus on attracting the things you want and not the things you don’t. You thoughts will create your life. If you want to succeed with the Law of Attraction, The 11 Forgotten Laws by Bob Proctor will show you how to get the most out of the Law of Attraction and create the life you want.