1 Nephi 11:1 For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen,and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which had before set my foot.
As you ponder with intent you will get what you desire. However sometimes what we desire is not what we need. When you get the answer of "no" you need to ponder and figure out why the answer was a no or just accept it and the answer to why will come to you. Even at times we get the answer of yes, we still have a lesson to be learned. We must endure the bad to get to the good. We have to understand that we will endure to the end no matter if we have an easy or hard time getting to the end. The scriptures are a great way to help us to see this simple but true lesson.