What an emotional word. And that's where I want your focus for a moment. On nebulous emotions, thoughts. I read a lot in the self-improvement literature and find confirmation of my own beliefs. Since I believe everything is created twice--first in the mind, second in the physical world--it would seem that we create wealth the same way. First in the mind.
So, your initial thought would be to DECIDE to be wealthy, whatever your definition of the word may be. Whether $10,000 a month or a year, or some figure higher or lower, go for it. Truly, finally, irrevocably take a stand. It surprises me the number of people who seem reluctant to choose. Simply pick one, if both ways seem equal. You can always go back and select the other if you don't like the results of the first.
No Godmother of Wealth is going to give you permission to seek after your desires, your goals, your dream life. You must do so. It takes some guts, maybe some life experience, to push us to do so. Maybe someone telling us we cannot possibly do that. In the absence of your own declaration, let me do it here for you. I give you permission to have the wonderful life you were created for.
The next step is to PROCLAIM that you are in charge of your life. After all, you would need to be in order to manifest the perfect life for you, right? Again, no one else is going to hand it to you. Even if you marry a monied person, would that individual share the funds with you or would that person support you emotionally, be able to read your mind on what you really want and need? A soul mate is still a separate entity and to expect one-hundred-percent compatibility is a fantasy ready to be refuted in reality, plus having a yes-man around all the time would be really boring in my opinion.
However, you can do all those things for yourself, without fear of voicing your dreams to a naysayer or faulty communication getting in the way of sharing those needs and wants to another. You must declare yourself President of your perfect life, Emperor of your empire, Excellency of your enterprise.
Then once you have comfortably settled into those two standards--with no negativity rebounding from your own internal editor--set about planning actions that lead directly to your dreams. Do them. Each day. Even small tasks lead to great victories. Keep at it. Persistence is part of reaching goals.
Don't discount the little steps on the way to greatness.