Manifesting: Setting Intentions and Being Realistic

The subject of manifesting is everywhere! We may read books about it, watch videos on it, or even attend a multitude of workshops in order to learn how to make it work. Some people; however, complain that they are not seeing results. When it comes to manifesting, there are a few things we must keep in mind before we create an intention, and receive the outcome we want.

Setting Intention

Adjust your belief system

It is easy to feel and visualize yourself happy and successful, but maintaining that vision with the same intensity you started out with is difficult to keep. Adjusting your belief system is necessary in order to bring about the outcome you want. We often find ourselves falling prey to our old belief systems when we think about our past, our failures, and missed opportunities. When your thoughts move backward, instantly say to yourself, “Cancel that,” acknowledge your past failure, and begin with a new, internal dialogue such as, “I have not been successful up until now. Now I am confident, happy, and building things up for my ultimate success.”

Do not expect instant gratification

In the book, “The Road Less Traveled,” author M. Scott Peck, M.D. writes about our desire for instant gratification. Such expectations for instant results often sabotages our efforts in maintaining our enthusiasm towards the outcome we intend to manifest. If we truly believe and trust that our feelings and intentions work to create the lives we want, then we must also expect that some of the things we manifest will take time.

In our society, we are used to ‘instant’ results. We push buttons, and ta-da! we get what we want. We push buttons for information or entertainment on our computers, televisions, and telephones, and seldom do we stop and think that not all things work instantly.

Be realistic in your expectations, and understand that you’ve put things in motion already. It is a matter of time before you begin to realize them.

Forget about immediate mumbo-jumbo

Can things you want to happen, happen immediately? Anything is possible. The majority of the time; however, we do not experience immediate results. Some people who promote manifesting may tell you that if you want $1,000,000, all you have to do is learn how to manifest it, and poof! the universe arranges for you to receive that amount quickly. Unless you are a recent lottery winner, do not expect to receive $1,000,000 immediately.

Stay focused on the long-term

Once you create your intention, maintain your vision, and move toward the intended outcome, trust in what you are accomplishing. Move away from obsessing about it, or focusing on the short-term outcome. Instead, know your thoughts and actions are leading you to the long-term outcome you want. Yes, the universe is enabling you to accomplish what you set out to do, and now you, too, must do your part by staying real and true to your intention.

Allow things to happen

It’s easy to get off track; especially, when you talk yourself out of what you really want and intend for yourself. You may have times when you feel that you don’t deserve to have a fulfilling life, or that it will never happen to you, but this is all self-talk. You must allow good things to come into your life, and expect them.

Surround yourself with like-minded people

When you surround yourself with like-minded people, you are generating a positive mind, and creating positive energy toward that which you want. If you are surrounding yourself with a bunch of naysayers, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Why? Because the naysayers, those pessimists who will poo-poo every intention you’ve set for yourself, will cause you to lose your focus and enthusiasm for your ideal life. They will convince you that it is “all in your head,” or worse, “that things like that never happen.”

If you are currently involved with naysayers, you may wish to reconsider how much time you spend with them. Are they in your living environment? Then find a special place where you can go to gather your thoughts, and focus on your intentions.

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want what you want, understand the processes necessary to create your intentions, and keep them.

Choose the 5-10-15 model

Choose 5 new, like-minded people to surround yourself with. Check what is happening in your local community, and attend workshops, meetings, and get-togethers. If that is not available, then go online and find a community of like-minded people. Through introductions or your own efforts, choose another 5 people to surround yourself by. Expanding your ‘circle’ of like-minded people will help you to maintain your enthusiasm, and keep your intent. Additionally, surrounding yourself with like-minded people will help you in receiving an abundance of new ideas and resources. Finally, add another 5 people to surround yourself by.

You don’t have to stop adding people after you’ve applied your 5-10-15 model in your life, but it gives you a good start. Be sure to ask for introductions, too. Ask those like-minded people to introduce you to 3 other like-minded people, and so on. Within a short amount of time, you will have created a wonderful support system. Such like-minded people will help you to maintain your focus on the things you wish to manifest in your life.