There is a belief that says that you can attract anything you think long enough about in a positive, affirmative way.
Even if you discard the metaphysical component of that belief, I find again and again that the action of focusing on what you want, positively, affirmatively … is good.
It can spur you to action. It can spur your subconsciousness to release new ideas to you.
It can make you look for opportunities, you hitherto would not have looked for – or discovered even when you ran into them head-on.
And at the very least, it can make you feel hopeful if you are clear that this is a hope you entertain and not some bogey way of trying to convince yourself that reality right now is otherwise.
And that exercise is actually not so useless at all …