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How a 7-Year-Old Gets What He Wants… and How You Can Too!

Kids are the absolute masters at getting what they want and my 7-year-old son is no exception. Although he’s never read a word of Wallace D. Wattles’ writings (he is however very familiar with the basics of Wallace D. Wattles’ philosophy), over the last seven years he’s reduced how to get what he wants to a science.

Here’s his “scientific” formula for getting what he wants:

1. He clearly recognizes the “source” of his supply. In his case… Daddy! 🙂

2. He’s very clear and very definite about what he wants “next”.

It might be a toy or a video game; or to do something or go somewhere. Whatever it is, he’s very clear and definite about it and, so as not to confuse his “source”, he usually focuses on one thing at a time, the one thing he wants “next”.

3. He clearly communicates his desire to his “source”.

He makes absolutely sure his “source” clearly understands what it is he wants, leaving no room for error whatsoever. He does this by providing his “source” with a picture of what he wants, either from a brochure or one he prints off the Internet, or he takes his “source” to the store and shows him exactly what he wants (and, in the process, shows him exactly where to get it).

4. He goes about his business to the absolute best of his ability with full faith that his “source” will provide when the time is right.

After he’s clearly communicated what he wants to his “source”, in his mind it’s a “done deal”… Keeping what he’s asked for in mind and thinking about how much he’ll enjoy it when he receives it, he goes about his business (that of being a “good kid”, which he does perfectly) knowing his “source” will “come through” with what he wants when it’s the right time for him to have it.

5. He’s very grateful to his “source” for all he has and all that’s coming his way.

His “source”, who very much enjoys being the recipient of his gratitude, is as anxious to give him what he wants as he is to get it. As a matter of fact, his “source” so enjoys his gratitude that he goes out of his way to “surprise” him with all sorts of good things he doesn’t even ask for.

There’s really not much more to it than that. I can tell you from personal experience, his “formula” works and it works all the time.

Let’s look his “formula” from a different perspective…

1. Does he set long-range, mid-range and short-range goals?

Nope. He just focuses on what he wants next. My gosh, he doesn’t even put it in writing!

2. Does he set goals in all areas of his life?

Nope. He just focuses on his most pressing need or want at the moment.

3. Does he set deadlines?

Nope. He learned a long time ago (the hard way, but he did learn it), it’s not a good idea to impose his will upon his “source”.

4. Does he have action plans?


5. Does he plan his time?


6. Does he go out and try hard to “make it happen”?


7. Does he read books, listen to audio programs and attend seminars on how to get what he wants?


8. Does he work on becoming the kind of person who is capable of getting, or worthy of, what he wants?

Nope. He knows he’s good enough the way he is. He knows his “source” is a good and loving “source” who wants him to have the things he wants as much as he wants to have them.


Does he get everything he wants?

Absolutely not!

His “source”, being wise and all-knowing :-), knows there are certain things he doesn’t really want or if he gets them he won’t like them or be happy with them. In that case, his “source” comes through with something even better.


Does any of this sound familiar?

It should. 🙂 His “scientific” formula is the very essence of what Wallace D. Wattles teaches about getting what you want…

Simply substitute “Formless Substance”, “Thinking Stuff” or whatever you prefer to call the “Universal Power” for “source”, follow his simple formula and you’ll be well on your way to getting what you want.


Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles and the publisher of The Science of Abundant Life ebook by Wallace D. Wattles…

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