The Science of Getting Rich: On Competition
The following passage is from The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. We recommend that you download the complete ebook, print it, and read at least one paragraph every day.
In chapter 5, Increasing Life, learn the crucial difference between competition and creation.
You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create, not to compete for what is already created.
You do not have to take anything away from anyone.
You do not have to drive hard bargains.
You do not have to cheat, or take advantage. You do not need to let any man work for you for less than he earns.
You do not have to covet the property of others, or to look at it with wishful eyes; no man has anything of which you cannot have the like, and that without taking what he has away from him.
You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.
— The Science of Getting Rich
We feel that Wallace D. Wattles makes one of the strongest points in the whole book in this chapter of The Science of Getting Rich.