I went through a stage in my twenties when I read a lot of quackery. One book I read was called, "Write It Down, Make It Happen". Don't bother reading it. The gist of it is, write things down that you want to happen, and these things will actually happen. I think I got it for a penny from the Book of the Month Club.
It was there, so I read it. I thought I would write something down and make it happen. My dream at the time was to be a published author. So, quite modestly, I wrote down,
"I will win the Nobel Prize for Literature."
I waited a few weeks. It didn't happen. I thought I might try a goal more readily within reach, and so I wrote,
"I will make money from my writings."
Years passed. Nothing happened. I forgot all about it- until just recently, when something made me remember.
You may have noticed recently that I've sold out. I have a little Google Advertisement box over there to the right☞ and up☝.This advertisement actually pays me for my writings here. And so, what I wrote down has finally happened! I'm being paid "money" for "my writings"! I've actually been paid 61 cents for two weeks of writings!!!
Hm... In retrospect, I should have been more specific:
"I will make $10,000 per month, post taxes, from writing ten minutes per day, for the rest of my life."
Ah, me. Hindsight is golden.