Did you know you have the power to manifest the life you desire in the deepest recesses of your heart?
Whether it’s a dream career, a dream home in your favorite place on earth, your dream body, a dreamy relationship, an even dreamier bank account (or all of the above)—you have the ability to create the life of your dreams.
Awesome, you may be thinking. But exactly HOW do I manifest my desires?
Today we’re letting you in on an incredible secret power you have within you to bring all your deepest desires to fruition using a technique called “manifestation”.
If you’re wondering how to manifest love, how to manifest money, or how to manifest something completely unique to you, we’ll show you how you can harness this technique to create the life you envision.
What is Manifestation?
If you’ve ever wondered why certain people seem to “have it all”, odds are that they’ve mastered something called “manifestation”.
Manifestation is the process of turning a specific desired outcome into a reality through focused visualization, unwavering belief, and intentional action.
To some, manifesting sounds like something for the “woo-woo”. But it’s actually a powerful tool for setting and crushing goals.
Because when it comes down to it, manifestation is about envisioning what you want for your life, believing you can make those goals a reality, and taking action in alignment with those beliefs to achieve your desired outcome.
So can you manifest anything you want by just by believing in it? Yes and no.
While belief is central to manifesting, there’s a bit more to it than that. Below we’ve outlined 9 steps to help you manifest the life you desire.
9 Steps to Manifest Anything You Want
Step 1: Get Clear on What You Want
Start by getting clear on what you want out of life. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and do a brain dump of everything you want for your life. Be as specific as possible when it comes to articulating each wish. So instead of writing “I want to have a successful career,” write something like “I want to earn six-figures coaching five clients by the end of this year”. Instead of “Buy my dream home,” write something like, “I want to buy a 2,500 square foot colonial home in a suburb of New York this summer”. That way both you and the universe are crystal clear on the exact outcome you’re putting out there to receive.
Step 2: Uncover Your Why
Once you’ve determined what you want, ask yourself why you want these things for yourself. This way, you can ensure you truly want what you think you want—and for the right reasons. Sometimes, we want certain things because we are influenced by others. Knowing what’s true for us and uncovering if the things we want in our lives, are what we really want is an important part of the manifesting process.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help guide this discovery:
- Is this really and truly what I want?
- How will I benefit in my life from having this?
- When I think of having this, how do I feel?
Step 3: Ask For It
Now that you’ve clearly identified what you want and why, it’s time to hook your wish to a fishing line, cast it out to sea, and ask the universe for it. There’s no one way to do this. Some people engage in prayer. Others meditate. Some write a letter to the universe. Others use vision boards. You can use your preferred method or a combination of all of them to put your request out there, but the important thing is to make it known—spoken, written, or otherwise.
There is major power in repetition, so declaring your dreams out loud many times a day, and writing it down over and over will help increase your manifesting power.
Step 4: Trust & Believe
Putting your desires out to the universe is all well and good, but belief and trust are two essential ingredients to manifesting your dreams. Even though it may feel hard at times to put your faith in something you can’t see or know with certainty, it’s critical to believe in order to receive from the universe.
You may have heard of the “Law of Attraction” and that’s exactly what’s at play when you’re manifesting. The Law of Attraction refers to our ability to attract what we believe. So, if you believe good things will happen, you will attract good things. On the contrary, if you don’t believe good things will happen…they won’t. The moral of the story? Believe with all your heart that you can and will have what you desire.
Trust is also a big piece of the manifesting puzzle, because you have to be able to trust, even when things don’t happen in your ideal timing. Trusting that you will get what you want, at the right time and letting go of resentment when it doesn’t happen exactly when you wanted it to, is a part of the process.
Step 5: Take Action
You’ve made your wishes known and you’ve got the mindset to help you stay the course. Now it’s time to take action. Simply sitting around and waiting for your dreams to appear isn’t enough. By taking even the smallest action toward your dreams, you will increase your odds of manifesting them. We suggest making a daily practice of writing down 2-3 actions you’ll take to bring you closer to your dreams and then checking them off at the end of the day. (Side note: who doesn’t love the satisfaction of checking off completed to-do’s?)
Step 6: Ditch What’s Holding You Back
It’s important to know that there will be bumps on the road to success. Challenges will arise as you move through the manifestation process, but foresight and awareness are the best way to combat them. Two of the most common challenges that can interfere with manifestation are a negative mindset and toxic people.
If you are finding yourself getting caught in a loop of self-doubt and limiting beliefs, try incorporating mindfulness and leveraging the power of positive thinking. If it’s others who are getting in your way (e.g. devaluing, critiquing, or undermining your goals and dreams), it may be time to insert some distance between you and them. By being vigilant and aware of forces that are energetically holding you back from manifesting your dreams you can address them, and move past them.
Check out our motivational hub for other ways to stay motivated as you practice manifesting.
Step 7: Reinforce Your Desires
There are tools you can use during the manifestation process to help you stay focused, positive, and committed to your dreams. A few of our favorites are:
- Journaling – Dedicate a journal specifically to manifesting your dreams and use it to write about them in elaborate detail as if they’ve already happened. For instance, if your dream is to become a published author, you might write, “My book [insert name of book] is a bestseller and has been endorsed by top book critics” or something to that effect.
- Affirmations – Affirmations are a great way to keep your mind positive and your thoughts and actions intentional. Try reciting an affirmation to yourself each day or writing one over and over, like “I am moving closer and closer to achieving my dreams.”
- Vision boards – As we mentioned above, vision boards (a collection of images, photos, and quotes depicting your desires and goals for your life) are a great way to make your wishes known to the universe. They’re also an excellent way to visualize your goals and dreams and keep them top of mind at all times. Learn how to create a vision board.
Step 8: Acknowledge & Celebrate Your Progress
On your manifestation journey, it’s crucial to acknowledge your progress. Two actions we recommend are:
- Adopting a daily attitude of gratitude
- Noting your wins (big and small) at the end of each day
You might also note signs of manifestation at work in your life, like overhearing conversations about your desires or themes related to your specific goals, or moments when you’re feeling especially excited. These actions will remind you of the progress you’re making each day to move in the direction of your dreams, and help you feel encouraged to keep the positive momentum going.
Step 9: Keep Your Vibes High
Remember that you attract what you believe, so make every effort to keep your internal vibration high and take care of yourself so you’re in the best possible place to create desired change for yourself.
That means staying positive and prioritizing self-care. If time is an issue, there are self-care habits you can do in just 10 minutes that can make a huge difference in your mental resilience.
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Manifesting takes focus, time, and commitment, but it is so worth it when your dreams become your reality. To help you put manifestation to work in your life, grab our FREE Manifest Anything You Want Action Plan.
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