For a fine example, every blogger's first job when they log on in the morning is to check how much AdSense income they got. While the Google AdSense page gets loaded, though we expect the figure to be higher than the previous day, our mind wanders a bit off the expected or desired figure and mentally anticipate a lesser figure or we start to think "what if it is going to be ..."
How to keep your focus away from such negative thoughts?
Simply focusing on your favorite God without praying for anything will get you the desired results. We should not pray for anything because, once we do that, our thoughts will branch off to other desires too and this again will confuse the cosmic forces about what to deliver to you.
You got my point?