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The Science of Being Great © Copyright Philosopher’s Notes, LLC page 1 The Science of Being Great by Wallace D. Wattles PhilosophersNotes © 2009 xx pages The Big Ideas God & Greatness It’s not from your teachers. God’s Thoughts Become a mind reader. A Great Advancing Soul (That’s you!) Our Fears Get above them! Obey Your Soul Always. Close Your Ears Hurry? Um, No. The Habitual (!) Thought Decides your destiny Everyone Can Be Great *Defnitely* you! When To Be Great? Now! So What Do You Think? Do you think? Serve Greatly! Give joy to enjoy! In Service to God She wants ALL of you! Demonstration vs. Teaching “The Principle of Power gives us just what we ask of it; if we only undertake little things, it only gives us power for little things; but if we try to do great things in a great way it gives us all the power there is.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles from The Science of Being Great I love Wallace D. Wattles. :) Although relatively obscure, Wattles is one of the big influences in the New Thought movement. You might’ve read his popular The Science of Getting Rich , (influenced the peeps behind the movie The Secret quite a bit) but my hunch is you’ve probably never heard of The Science of Being Great . (Also known as How to be a Genius .) Seeing that I’m giving myself a Ph.D. in Optimal Living with a Specialization in Great- ness and Bliss (and Enthusiasm and all things good), I figured I should rock the Philoso- phersNote on it. It’s packed with Big Ideas and I say we jump right in! :) [Quick Note: We’ve got the full-length PDF mini-books of both The Science of Being Great and The Science of Getting Rich waiting for you in the Member’s section of the site. I’ve also recorded and MP3 of the The Science of Getting Rich you can download for free, too!] “The prophets and seers and great men and women, past and present, were made great by what they received from God, not by what they were taught by men.” Emerson says the same thing in his genius essay Self-Reliance (btw: that essay’s also avail- able for free on the site (in both PDF and an MP3 recording of me reading it). I’ve read it dozens of times. It’s hot.): “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumula- tive force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakspeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? Every great man is a unique. The Scipionism of Scipio is precisely that part he could not borrow. Shakspeare will never be made by the study of Shak- speare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. .. Abide in the simple and noble regions of thy life, obey thy heart, and thou shalt reproduce the Foreworld
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course HFT 4151 taught by Professor Byod during the Fall '08 term at FIU.

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