In theory training we said “When seeking an answer, act as if the answer already exists.” This was sound advice because the answers do exist if you keep the computer warm, and you keep your hands off. This means that worry keeps the mechanism from functioning properly. It means that getting depressed lowers the temperature. It means anxiety and pressure draw a blank. We need to learn to live warmly and cheerfully, ideas will become more abundant. These ideas help you to establish clear cut goals. Let your guidance system take over. It can be medically established that there is stored in your computer mechanism a vivid recollection of everything you ever did, every successful outcome, every appropriate move, every gainful feeling. These feelings are yours to use if you learn how to operate your computer. If you can draw on the vast stores of information about yourself and life, you can bring many impressions together into a clear, vivid and believable picture. Once you can see yourself as successful the guidance system will guide you to the fulfillment of that picture.
~ Strickland & Shafe, How to Develop an Attitude for Success (1969)