It was so great to sit down and talk so sincerely with Oprah again concerning so many of the controversial ideas in Wishes Fulfilled. I recall so fondly our television conversations back in Baltimore, when Oprah was in her early twenties speaking to audiences so forthrightly, telling people they could indeed choose their own greatness if they were willing to live from their own personal power.  There is no one like Oprah, I knew it then and I know it today some 35 years later. It was stimulating back in that studio on People Are Talking, and even more so in the mist of Maui. I AM certain you will find our conversation provocative and informative. I loved it. - Wayne Dyer
My favorite definition of success, which I've cited on numerous occasions, was offered by Henry David Thoreau in the mid-19th century at Walden Pond: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." I've italicized two words in Thoreau's definition of success—dreams and imagined. 

What Thoreau is saying is so important to you today. Be willing to dream, and imagine yourself becoming all that you wish to be. If you live from those imaginings, the universe will align with you in bringing all that you wish for—and even more than you imagined when you were living at an ordinary level of consciousness, or what Thoreau calls "common hours." Keep in mind the basic axiom—all that now exists was once imagined. It follows then that what you want to exist for you in the future must now be imagined. 

You'll see as you read through these foundations for fulfilling your wishes that using your imagination involves more intensity on your part than just imagining an occasional wishful thought. You must first unlearn some of the ways that you've been misusing or squandering the capacity your imagination has for providing you with an unlimited ability to manifest all that you desire. Thoreau called it advancing confidently in the direction of your own dreams. Unfortunately, most of us have learned to do the opposite with our imagination, and instead regularly use it to develop mental habits of advancing in precisely the reverse direction of our highest dreams for ourselves.