Just like everybody else, I tried to manifest my goals for many years with little success.
Maybe I did not believe that I could pull it off, or maybe I was just not committed or disciplined enough to get it done.
Whichever way, I certainly tried and tried and tried. And I got there eventually. And what was more gratifying is the fact that the whole experience was laden with priceless gems of wisdom.
After all, was Eleanor Roosevelt who opined that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. I learned that manifesting my dreams needs a lot more than just a hope and a prayer, and these are the lessons I want to share today.
1. Focus, Focus, Focus
I think this is by far the biggest tipping point for success or failure. You need to know what you want, and come back and focus on it every day.
Remind yourself what you want, constantly visualize how it will feel once you’ve got it.
This is why writing down your goals, and reading them every day is a must! If you don’t write it down, and you don’t constantly refer back to it, will you really get there?… or will you even remember what “there” looks like?
The day I started seeing measurable progress was when I wrote down my 4 main goals and made sure I read them every single day.
Due to past failures, I got myself a calendar, and marked off every day once I had read and visualized my goals. That’s how I focused, and that’s how I succeeded with my goals over the past year and a half.
William James once pointed out that we should ‘believe that life is worth living and our sense of belief will make our conviction true’. How truer can things get? The reality here is that we under-estimate the power of our own beliefs. As a result, we have all this negative energy swirling around us, asking for audience, and all it does is extinguish our power to manifest life. It took me a while, but I eventually became the biggest believer in my vision.
3. Establish a system and follow it
You see, the fact that a particular strategy worked for someone else is not enough assurance that it will work for you. The direction your life should take is not etched in stone. Think about what inspires you and carve out an existence out of it. It could have something to do with a book you read, an author who inspires you or even a thought that keeps pushing itself to the fore. Follow that system and remember, our choices usually become our habits.
4. Track your own progress
I like setting my own goals and revisiting them every single day, and it can work for you too. Keep a wary eye on your own development because the path to manifestation needs discipline and accountability. Be your biggest critic and allow others to evaluate you. Above all, take advantage of daily affirmations and see yourself as having achieved what you want in life and you
will surely get there.
Remember, the road to success and personal fulfillment is fraught with challenges, but should you take the right steps, the pieces of the puzzle will start falling in place in a way you never imagined. Take challenges in your stride, believe in yourself and have fun while at it.