What fabulous advice! Declaring what you want seems to do magical things for advancing towards a goal.
We could all use a refresher that focusing our efforts towards an expressed goal will accomplish several things: It puts our focus in place when we're distracted and it lets others around us offer support that we may not have even known was available. It also helps us get clear on what activities are contributing to our goals - all of which helps us cancel out the noise.
Believe in yourself, declare it – and then work hard! Set your goal, say it out loud, and then do what needs to be done to reach it. Map out a strategic career plan of where you’ve been, where you are, where you’re going, and who can help you get there.