Are you wired for Prosperity or Scarcity?

I was listening to an audio version of “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D Wattles and found the most basic premises in the book are life changing. Wattles himself became wealthy by using the same principles he wrote about. He wrote his book about a hundred years ago. He writes about two opposing paradigms or belief systems: Competition and Creation.

Competition: You are always trying to get ahead at the expense of others. There is always a scarcity of opportunity and resources. Since the resources are limited, your success comes at the expense of others and takes from their success. Only the few can succeed and the majority must do without.

Creation: You create you own wealth and opportunity. There is an unlimited supply of resources and opportunities for all. They have only to tap into them. The abundance is without limit. Your success benefits everyone else and contributes to the success of others. There is cooperation and there is a synergy of successes that creates even greater success and abundance for everyone.

As you read these two descriptions, which gave you a more positive and relaxed feeling as you read it? Which of these mindsets, if you espoused it could help you live a more joyful and prosperous life? How you react to this question may tell you a lot about your own philosophy of life. It was a real eye opener for me.

These writings have been called the “secret” behind “The Secret”. Whether you subscribe to the law of attraction or not, you must admit that your expectations and beliefs will determine what you are willing to do or not do, and what you are willing receive into your life. If you are unhappy with the results and situations you are now experiencing in your life, it is worth taking a little time to read or listen to Wattles’ book and decide if it has value to you and there is something that you may want to apply to your life.  

Rick Espino writes and shares views about motivational, health, and well-being.