Fast forward 5 years to 2010, I was 22 and someone gave me a book called "The Alchemist". This book was great, but I still didn't think much of it.
Then, this January I flipped my honda off of the freeway and had revolution of the mind. I started following the notion that the universe conspires in our favor (the main lesson in The Alchemist) and my life has gotten better and better everyday.
I got out of a bad 7-year relationship. I "lucked" into a beautiful 4 bedroom house where I'm currently paying only utilities to stay by myself. I was offered a job and a place to stay in San Fransisco, which I'll take as soon as the semester is over. ( Started taking acting classes at JC this year.) And more! Haha. Sorry...
Anyway, just try it. Notice "coincidences". Think about what you want and not the problems that might get in the way. This will literally empower you to talk to every girl you find attractive, because that's why she's there!