Originally Posted by Lionman
Good examples, OP
An entertainer like Justin Bieber would have imagined themselves in shining lights, with applause and how great they would feel with all that positive attention.
Whether that's egotistical or not important. The end result is that he has to entertain to get the applause. He has to please others and he has to work at it.
Same for pretty much everything. Say if you visualize yourself running a huge multi-million $ business, enjoying your pool and personal masseuse. Even if that's egotistical, you still have to be providing products that people find valuable so you get the money in the first place. Otherwise you'd have nothing.
A book that explains this very well is "The Science of Getting Rich".
It's like expecting something good to happen while not acting on it.