. . . we strongly urge “creative visualization”, “autosuggestion” or “the quiet room technique.” These ideas of creative visualization are not strange to you. They suggest that you set aside some time every day to recall your successful moments, your previous accomplishments, and your past happiness and good experiences, so that you can see yourself as a valuable individual. Looking at yourself in that manner, your computer will automatically bring up from memory similar experiences and feelings. Once you see yourself in this light it becomes easy to see yourself successfully achieving end results. The ideas and feelings are received so clearly and vividly that action has to follow. With thought and actions, dreams can be materialized.
~ Strickland & Shafe, How to Develop an Attitude for Success (1969)