From an energetic perspective, all your energy and being is behind the thing that you really want - -which is what powers its manifestation into the physical.
When your head (ego) interferes and determines that only so much is allowed, the rest of your being is not excited by it, not behind it, and in truth not too interested in creating it.
From an energetic perspective it does not work to walk around disappointed when you didn't get what you wanted saying, "It wasn't too much to ask for. I only wanted a little . . . ."
The reason you didn't get it is because you didn't ask for what you really wanted. You asked for a little.
You may operate under guilt that you should ask for something modest, BUT the universe does not want that! God/All That Is/Spirit, is interested in the most magnificent expression of Itself through you!
So, be courageous, be bold, roll up your sleeves, take a big breath and go for what you really want!
The magnificence of your vision is in alignment with the magnificence of God/All That Is, and by allowing Its expression, you allow All That Is to shine through you, and in your life.
You are in resonance with all of creation. You are your true self, your divine self in human form.