I keep on writing about “manifesting,” but I guess I never fully explained it. My interpretation of manifestation is not your run-of-the-mill “Believe it is and it will become.” There’s an extra step in my brand of manifesting. This extra step is action. Believing things to be so real that you can almost touch them doesn’t work unless you actually reach out and grab them. Believing things only sets the framework for things to happen so you need to take the next step and MAKE IT HAPPEN. 

Imagine. Trying to build a dream life without a plan is like going to the grocery store without a list. It could be very enjoyable and adventurous to just walk through the aisles and pick whatever looks good, but when you get to checkout, you most likely forgot what you originally came there for, bought things you didn’t really need or want, and you spent more time and money than you would have if you just brought a list. You need to know what it is you want in life so you know what to work towards and what traps of life to avoid. 

Believe. This is the most focused on part of manifesting. Position your mindset as already having good things in your life. Allow yourself to be open to the people and opportunities you aim to be surrounded with. Welcome all the good with open arms and don’t hesitate by thinking you don’t deserve any of it. Don’t drive away good things by making negative associations with the things that you want. For example, if you genuinely think that wealthy people are selfish and have some moral failing for the sole reason that they are wealthy, then guess what, you’ll never attract wealth in your life. You can’t be sending out mixed messages to yourself and whatever higher being you believe in and expect to get what you want.

Manifest. Making your dreams come true because no one else will do it for you is the final step to getting what you want. It’s not just one lucky thing that happens to you and omg I’m done. No. Thriving in any way takes small consistent habits that take time to come to fruition. You don’t lose 20 pounds in a week, you don’t build a savings fund in a month, you don’t build a career in a year, and so on. Building your dream life is an active endeavor. Putting yourself in places and situations where you are most likely to attract the components of your dream life is basically shooting fish in a barrel. 

Repeat. You’ll never be 100% satisfied and that is okay. There’s always something to improve, and that’s what makes life exciting. As you build your dream life, you’ll realize that your goals become more outwards more than inwards. Once you have satisfied your own needs for happiness and contentment, you’ll want to share the same with others, and that is a win in my book. 



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