Thinking in a Certain Way

In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles says that the first step in getting rich is forming a clear and definite mental picture of what you want.
Unfortunately, many people fail to do that because they have only a vague and misty concept of the things they want to do, to have, or to become.
You see, having a general desire for a nice house or wealth “to do good with” is not enough. Everybody wants those things. If you transmit an idea that is vague and formless to the universe, you’ll get nebulous results.
Here’s how Wallace Wattles put it:
“If you were going to send a wireless message to a friend, you would not send the letters of the alphabet in their order, and then let him construct the message for himself. Nor would you take words at random from the dictionary. You would send a coherent sentence, one which meant something.
“When you try to impress your wants upon the thinking substance, remember that it must be done by a coherent statement. You must know what you want, and be definite.
“You can never get rich, or start the creative power into action, by sending out unformed longings and vague desires.”
However, when you use your imagination to picture what you want precisely, and then use your will to focus on that image, you are in tune with Infinite Intelligence. The conscious use of this high power in this way attracts resources to you from near and far.