If you want something, look for it. This pragmatic advice dates from ancient Greek times and appears in ancient Roman and Chinese sources as well. It crops up in the Bible: “Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7– 8). 

"'Seek and you shall find' is a focal point. What we focus on, we will ultimately find, which will form how we think and then how we act. It can be referred to in the context of good or bad. It's within our own capabilities to seek out positive or negative news, facts, information, etc. The wonderful advantage of understanding this focus concept becomes the power you have to change what you focus on and how it will change your view of the world. And even more than changing your view, it will change how you feel." ~ Carina Reed