The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles, published in 1910. One of the top classic books, The Science of Getting Rich is the first in a series by Wattles. The second (The Science of Being Well) is about how to get healthy - this one is about how to get wealthy. It is still in print after 100 years and was a major inspiration for Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book and film The Secret (2006 film). The text consists of 17 short, to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to gaining wealth. In the words of the author: "The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich. Those who do not do things in this certain way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor...It is a natural law that like causes always produce like effects. Therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get rich."