Wattles tells us: “Use your present job or business to go to the one you like … act on your present environment to go to a better one.” But suppose a man is completely unemployed? What does he do? And, due to lack of money, if he’s forced to live in a tiny, ramshackle room in a squalid neighborhood full of failures and derelicts who blame destiny, Saturn, fate line, etc, for their misfortunes, how does he act on it to get to a better environment
Hi Paras and thanks for your question!
What Wattles, writes is absolutely true. He’s really referring to being your best in ANY situation, which then leads to an awareness of how your situation can change.
I think the main thing I am picking up from your question, is that somewhere “he” is looking at “his” current situation as a victim looks at a situation.
The truth is, no one is forced to do anything, and the “he” you are speaking of is the cause of creating the situation to begin with.
If a person feels they are forced to live in horrible conditions due to lack of money, it means that they are being a victim of their own life.
Spirit doesn’t give one person unlimited potential and then cap the potential of the guy sitting next to him.
When Wattles teaches to act on the present environment, he is teaching that we need to change who WE are or how WE are thinking so that we can see that we have a different choice that will lead us up and out.
A victim will only see what keeps him being a victim.
Instead of being a victim, one needs to be empowered. Instead of focusing on the negative, we must ask ourselves different questions.
Instead of feeling forced to live in substandard conditions, one must seek out the way to bring in the money, even if it’s to begin in a minimum wage job.
Each step and decision will lead to a new and better opportunity only if the person truly wants to change.