In the book ‘Ask and It Is Given’, (by Esther and Jerry Hicks) the subject of manifesting ones desires is discussed. One of the ideas is that people who don’t have what they want are focusing on what they don’t have, rather than what they have. Let’s say you wanted a new job. If you focus on getting a position you like, you are more inclined to get one. When, however, you think about needing a new job, because you don’t have one, or you are unhappy with the one you do have, you tend to attract the negative conditions which cause the latter to occur. The Hicks call this the Law of Attraction. In other words, focus on your desires and you will draw them to you.