I'm sure what it meant was "ask intelligently," not "bitch and you will receive," "whine and you will receive.'
Asking intelligently means this:
First, ask specifically. Don't ask in a general way. People will say, "I want more money." "Fine. Here's a dollar. Get out of here." You get what you ask for. You are just not aware of how general you are asking. Clarity is power. The more clear you are about exactly what you want, the more your brains knows how to get there. Your brains knows exactly how to get what it wants.
Successful people know what they want. If you don't know exactly what you want, you are not going to achieve anything. Clarity is power. If you can't answer the question, "What do you want in your personal life, your body, in your relationships, in your finances, in your spirituality," then you are not going to be as fulfilled as your want to be.
Second, why are you doing it? If you want to make a billion dollars or bring peace to the earth, ask yourself, "why?" Because as soon as you come up with a goal, obstacles show up. Unless you've got enough emotional pride to break through that, you are never going to discover what it really takes.
You've got to get yourself past it. Have enough reasons - reasons come first, answers come second.
To ask intelligently, you have to ask specifically. To ask intelligently, you have to know why you want it and enough drive to make it happen. If you do not have enough reasons, you will not make it happen.
Third, what is your massive action plan? What is going to get you to follow through? You've got to have enough plans in case the first and second one don't work. Otherwise, you are going to be having excuses as to why it doesn't work.