Attaining Your Desires by Genevieve Behrend (1929)
The reason you succeed - whether you understand the power you possess or not - is that you use your inherent, subconscious power unconsciously, according to the law of its own nature, and reach harmonious results. Your ability, at all times, to use the unfailing power which is yours depends upon your recognition of its presence. The reason for your times of failure is that the distressing condition so wholly absorbs your attention that you are unable to think of anything else. At such times you entirely lose sight of the fact that your individual mind is the instrument through and in which the very highest form of intelligence and unfailing power is endeavoring to express itself. Therefore, when you believe that a situation is beyond your control, so it is.