Have you ever wanted something very badly and failed to get it? Of course you have. We all have had that experience as it is a common one. In generations to come, it will become less common as more and more people learn to access the true power of their minds. But in the meantime, during this transition from Old Worldview (life is a struggle and stuff just happens to us randomly that we have to deal with) to New Worldview (life is an adventure and we create it).
An important distinction to make, that you can begin practicing right now, is to understand the structure beneath our creations. Most of us learned to wish for something and then give up when it either didn’t turn up right away or began to look too difficult or outside our area of expertise. We didn’t have the correct tools to do what we wanted, as if we were trying to build a wooden table and only had a giant log and a nail file to work with.
In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill states in his chapter on “Desire”:
There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish.
Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.
Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. A great poet [Jessie Belle Rittenhouse] has correctly stated this universal truth through these lines:
“I bargained for Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is just an employer,
He gives you just what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, must you bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”