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 has correctly stated this universal truth through these lines:
“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store.
“For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task.
“I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn, dismayed, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.”
How many times had I done just this. I had set the wage, only to realize I could have asked more an gotten it! Ohh, I desired more, But I did not Ask for more. Had I only asked.