Now if we understand that we attract what we focus upon, the right way to process any thought is taking positive under consideration. If one wants wealth then rather than saying "I want to get rid of my poverty", he should say "I want to increase my wealth".
Notice that, when one says "I want to increase my wealth" he first recognizes that he has some wealth and he needs some more of it. A great virtue of truly happy people is their ability to appreciate "what is already good" in life. This way of thinking keeps their dominant focus on their strengths and gives them ability to work more enthusiastically. Therefore they attract and achieve more success than those whose dominant thinking is about their weakness.
Being ambitious doesn't mean being unhappy with what you have. For, if you are not happy with what you have; then you would not be happy with what would come.
Gratefulness is the first virtue to be happy and successful in life.