Chapter 9 : How To Use The Will


To set about getting rich in a scientific way, you do not try to apply your will power to anything outside of yourself. It is wrong to apply your will to other in order to get them to do what you wish done.  You have no right to do so.


It is as flagrantly wrong to coerce people by mental power as it is by physical power. If compelling people by physical force to do things for you reduces them to slavery, compelling them by mental means accomplishes exactly the samething; the difference is in methods. If taking things from people by physical force is robbery, then taking things by mental force is robbery also. There is no difference in principle. You have no right to use your will power upon another person, even .for his own good,. for you do not know what is for his good.


The science of getting rich does not require you to apply power or force to any other person, in any way whatsoever. There is not the slightest necessity for doing so. Indeed, any attempt to use your will upon others will only tend to defeat your purpose.


You do not need to apply your will to things in order to compel them to come to you. That would simply be trying to coerce God and would be foolish and useless. You do not have to try to compel God to give you good things, any more than you have to use will power to make the sun rise. You do not have to use your will power to conquer an unfriendly Deity, or to make stubborn and rebellious forces do your bidding. Substance is friendly to you, and is more anxious to give you what you want than you are to get it.


To get rich, you need only to use your will power upon yourself. When you know what to think and do, then you must use your will to compel yourself to think and do the right things. That is the legitimate use of the will in getting what you want . to use it in holding yourself to the right course.


Use your will to keep yourself thinking and acting in the certain way.


Do not try to project your will, or your thoughts, or your mind  out into space to .act. on things or people. Keep your mind at home. It can accomplish more there than elsewhere. Use your mind to form a mental image of what you want and to hold that vision with faith and purpose. And use your will to keep your mind working in the right way.


The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich because you will make only POSITIVE impressions upon substance, and you will not neutralize or offset them by negative impressions.


The picture of your desires, held with faith and purpose, is taken up by the formless, and permeates it to great distances .throughout the universe, for all we know. As this impression spreads, all things are set moving toward its realization. Every living thing, every inanimate thing, and the things yet uncreated are stirred toward bringing into being that which you want. All force begins to be exerted in that direction. All things begin to move toward you. The minds of people everywhere are influenced toward doing the things necessary to the fulfilling of your desires, and they work for you, unconsciously.


But you can check all this by starting a negative impression in the formless substance. Doubt or unbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one toward you. It is by not understanding this that most people make their failure. Every hour and moment you spend in giving heed to doubts and fears, every hour you spend in worry, every hour in which your soul is possessed by unbelief, sets a current away from you in the whole domain of intelligent substance. All the promises are unto them that believe, and unto them only.


Since belief is all important, it behooves you to guard your thoughts, and as your beliefs will be shaped to a very great extent by the things you observe and think about, it is important that you should carefully govern to what you give your attention. And here the will comes into use, for it is by your will that you determine upon what things your attention shall be fixed. If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty.


Things  are  not  brought  into  being  by  thinking  about  their opposites.  Health  is  never  to  be  attained  by  studying  disease and thinking about disease; righteousness is not to be promoted by studying sin and thinking about sin; and no one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.


.Doubt or unbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one toward you..



Medicine as a science of disease has increased disease; religion as a science of sin has promoted sin, and economics as a study of poverty will fill the world with wretchedness and want. Do not talk about poverty, do not investigate it, or concern yourself with it. Never mind what its causes are; you have nothing to do with them.


What concerns you is the cure. Do not spend your time in so-called charitable work or charity movements; most charity only tends to perpetuate the wretchedness it aims to eradicate.


I do not say that you should be hard-hearted or unkind and refuse to hear the cry of need, but you must not try to eradicate poverty in any of the conventional ways. Put poverty behind you, and put all that pertains to it behind you, and .make good.. Get rich. That is the best way you can help the poor. And you cannot hold the mental image which is to make you rich if you fill your mind with pictures of poverty and all its attendant ills.


Do not read books which give circumstantial accounts of the wretchedness of the tenement dwellers, of the horrors of child labor, and so on. Do not read anything which fills your mind with images of want and suffering. You cannot help the poor by knowing about these things, and the widespread knowledge of them does not tend at all to do away with poverty. What tends to do away with poverty is not the getting of pictures of poverty into your mind, but getting pictures of wealth, abundance, and possibility into the minds of the poor.


You are not deserting the poor in their misery when you refuse to allow your mind to be filled with pictures of that misery. Poverty can be done away with, not by increasing the number of well-to-do people to think about poverty, but by increasing the number of poor people who purpose with faith to get rich.


The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them bread to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget for an hour or two. But inspiration can cause them to rise out of their misery. To help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich. Prove it by getting rich yourself.


People must be taught to become rich by creation, not by competition. Every person who becomes rich by competition knocks down the ladder by which he rises, and keeps others down, but every person who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow, and inspires them to do so.


You are not showing hardness of heart or an unfeeling disposition when you refuse to pity, see, and read about poverty, or think or talk about it, or to listen to those who talk about it. Use your will power to keep your mind OFF the subject of poverty and to keep it fixed with faith and purpose ON the vision of what you want and are creating.


Think of the riches the world is growing into instead of the poverty it is growing out of, and bear in mind that the only way you can assist the world in growing rich is by growing rich yourself through the creative method, not the competitive one..


mer a �at���(�r. Hold to the FAITH that the imaginary is be- ing realized and to your PURPOSE to realize it. Remember that it is faith and purpose in the use of the imagination which make the difference between the scientist and the dreamer.



And having learned this fact, it is here that you must learn the proper use of the will. Once you have clearlyformed your vision, the whole matter turns on receiving. .

nough.o�wn���(� the house in which he lived, and planned all the improvements he would like to make in it. He mentally added a bay window here and a room there until it was complete in his mind as his ideal home, and then he planned its furnishings.



Holding the whole picture in his mind, he began living in the certain way and moving toward what he wanted . and he owns the house now and is rebuilding it after the form of his mental image.  And now, with still  larger  faith,  he  is  going  on  to  get greater things.

�A f���(�b>And it is well to bear in mind that they have never been really rich; a record of the private lives of most of this class will show that they have really been most abject and wretched.



Riches secured on the competitive plane are never satisfactory and permanent. They are yours today and another.s tomorrow.


Remember, if you are to become rich in a scientific and certain way, you must rise entirely out of competitive thought. You must never think for a moment that the supply is limited. Just as soon as you begin to think that all the money is being .cornered. and controlled by  others, and that you must exert yourself to get laws passed to stop this process, and so on . in that moment you drop into the competitive mind and your power to cause creation is gone for the time being.


And what is worse, you will probably arrest the creative movements you have already begun.


KNOW that there are countless millions of dollars. worth of gold in the mountains of the earth, not yet brought to light. And know that if there were not, more would be created from thinking substance to supply your needs.


KNOW that the money you need will come, even if it is necessary for a thousand men to be led to the discovery of new gold mines tomorrow. Never look at the visible supply. Look always at the limitless riches in formless substance, and


KNOW that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them.


Nobody, by cornering the visible supply, can prevent you from getting what is yours. So never allow yourself to think for an instant that all the best building spots will be taken before you get ready to build your house, unless you hurry.


Never worry about the trusts and combines, and get anxious for fear they will soon come to own the  whole earth.


Never get afraid that you will lose what you want because some other person .beats you to it.. That cannot possibly happen.


You are not seeking anything that is possessed by anybody else; you are causing what you want to be created from formless substance, and the supply is without limits.


Stick to the formulated statement:


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.

A person can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

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