Don’t think of an Apple.
Choose any thought you like, but don’t think of an Apple.
Now hold that “not Apple” thought for a few seconds...
Let me guess, for a brief moment, you actually thought of an Apple! :)
As Freud knew well, our unconscious mind doesn’t understand negation, and that’s why it is so difficult to “stop smoking”: how could we do that if all of we can think of is a cigarette!
Have you got a goal? Make sure it is positively worded, get the Child on your side, and imagine a moment in time when you've achieved it. Finally, visualize how you got there: what was the first step? Now you know where to start, chances are you'll end up getting what you really want.