As sentient beings, we’re in a constant state of manifestation.
Simple acts like processing our emotions and translating that into words is already a form of manifestation.
Reacting to certain things and letting our actions reflect our impressions is another form of manifestation.
As humans we can’t help but participate in manifestation.
But despite our seemingly innate ability to do so, it takes a lot more than just to turn more complicated things, like dreams, into reality.
Simply thinking about it for months isn’t going to bring you even an inch closer to what you really want for yourself.
To really turn daydreams into your palpable reality, you have to take actionable steps every single day to transcend your reality.
Listed below are fifteen key principles for genuine and effective manifestation:
1) Acknowledge Your Limiting Beliefs and Let Go
Think of all the things that you just naturally believe.
It may not necessarily be a fact, but you’ve felt it for so long that it’s no longer something that you ever question; it’s just another belief internally embedded in your system.
This is known as a limiting belief, and it’s something you picked up along the long path of your life and never shook off.
It’s known as a limiting belief because it has the power to limit you without you knowing it, stopping you from reaching your potential or moving in the direction you want to go simply because you don’t believe that it’s possible.
Maybe you think that you don’t deserve nice things because you’re not a good person.
Maybe you believe that starting your dream business isn’t something you can begin until you have an MBA or the perfect investors backing you up.
Or maybe you never want to ask out your attractive co-worker at the office because you just know that they would never go for a person like you.
These are your limiting beliefs, and they shackle you into a state of dull contentment.
You learn to accept the status quo and never make the changes to your life that you can change, because you don’t believe they can be changed.
Find these limiting beliefs, acknowledge that they exist and what they are limiting you from, and let go. Start unbelieving them.
2) Create Your Clarity
Life can be a noisy thing. People and places and responsibilities and rules and dreams and expectations and bills and a million other things.
You might have nothing to do right at this moment, but you know that you couldn’t jump headfirst into a new project because you have so many other things that need to be addressed, but you don’t even know where to start.
We can’t begin manifesting our own miracles if the rest of our life is just too cluttered to even see our proper path.
There is a magic that comes with creating your own clarity; untangling the knots that have slowly built up over the years.
Sort out your issues and concerns, one by one — discover who you are by making these decisions and putting your life back together with a piece at a time.
Find your clarity, and use this as your foundation. After all, you can’t find the path to your goals if you don’t even know where to begin.
3) Build Your Real Path To Your Goals
In the previous point we talked about the importance of pinpointing your clarity — your foundation — to begin reaching your miracles.
In this point we’ll discuss the second part of the equation: building the path to your goals.
We understand the urge to avoid really thinking about your miracles or your goals; they’re imaginary, just something you dream about whenever you have the time to let your mind wander.
How do you turn an imaginary reality into something that is actually achievable with the use of consistent day-by-day spreadsheets and routines?
But you have to accept that you can evolve your miracles from the imaginary to the real by thinking of them as real.
Your goals aren’t things you should be daydreaming about; they’re things you should be planning towards.
So break it down. Find your steps, one by one. Ask yourself — what will it take to get me from where I am now, to where I am in the miracle I envision?
What can I do today that will put me closer to this dream than I was yesterday?
Discover your actionable gameplan, and turn that imagination into something you can achieve at the end of a long path.
4) Visualize Your Miracles
We all love daydreaming about being the people we want to be, whether it’s a successful business owner, a famous writer, a movie star, a scientist, or even just a happy, normal individual, or whatever else.
But when was the last time you took the time to stop and see in your head how that reality would actually look and feel?
Your miracle is the embodiment of the internal greatness you already have. It’s up to you to commit to the act of utilizing your greatness by visualizing the reality of your miracle finally realized.
What does this mean? Stop daydreaming for a second about how cool it would be to be the person you want to be.
Start actually visualizing the reality your ideal self lives in.
How is his or her life different from yours? Where do they live? What do they do everyday? How do they act? How do they treat themselves?
And compare all those things to what you do now, and ask yourself: what changes can I do to act like the ideal version of myself?
Because your ideal you isn’t an imagination. Your ideal you is a set of choices that must be willingly and actively made.
5) Accept the Inevitable Need for Patience
Your ideal self is probably light years away from your current self.
And the biggest mistake that most people make when trying to actualize the best version of themselves is this: not having the patience to allow it to happen.
So accept that patience, focus, and discipline all play key roles in manifesting your personal miracles.
The changes you want in your life won’t happen overnight, but the decision to make those changes can happen in an instant.
Your process will take months if not years of dedication and commitment, and without the right focus you might end up falling into an endless loop of trying, failing, and restarting, losing any and all positive progress with every cycle.
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6) Embrace Kindness and Positivity
The world can be a difficult place to navigate, and keeping your dreams close to your heart can be painful, especially when others don’t believe in you the way you do.
It can be easy to gradually become bitter and colder to those around you when all you ever experience is all of their negativity and none of their positivity.
But your dreams are yours and yours alone, and learning to embrace the kindness and positivity that naturally exists in your heart is the quickest way to keep your mind clean and your journey uncluttered.
Nothing good comes out of negativity, and the longer you let your heart rest in a state of disillusionment, the longer you prevent yourself from manifesting the miracles you want for your life.
Be kind, be positive, both to yourself and to those around you. Adopting their negativity isn’t worth the sacrifice of your dreams.
7) Being the “Right Person” Is Not a Birthright; It’s a Choice
As you travel down the path of making your dreams come true, you will often find yourself in a state of self-doubt.
Imposter’s syndrome is the internal negative belief that we aren’t actually qualified to be the people we are or the people we want to be; that we are simply imposters, and it’s only a matter of time until everyone else notices us for the fraud that we are.
In short, you might be frozen with the idea that you aren’t “the right person” for this, and you should stop fooling yourself.
But here’s the truth: no one is naturally the right person for anything.
You aren’t born to be a musician; you aren’t born to be an astronaut; you aren’t born to be the person you want to be. You become the person you deserve to be with the choices you make, day after day.
Being the right person is an active choice made everyday, not something stamped on you as you come out of the womb.
So ask yourself: are you ready to make the choices that will turn you into the right person?
8) Have the Arrogance to Change What Needs Changing
Your dreams could be one out of countless different possibilities.
Maybe you want to start a successful wildlife organization; maybe you want to operate your own animal shelter.
Whatever your dreams might be, there’s one thing all dreams share: there is something about the world or about their reality that they do not want to accept.
Manifesting your miracles means having the courage, having the audacity, and having the arrogance to believe in yourself enough to make the changes that need to be made so your dreams can happen.
The world won’t always stand by and watch as you do the things you want to do; there will be obstacles, conflicts, and people who want the exact opposite of your dreams.
Accept that these walls and roadblocks can and will occur, and the desire to make your miracles happen needs to be stronger than your fear of confronting these obstacles.
Believe in yourself to the point that you can say without a shred of doubt — my goals are right, and I will do what I have to do to make them happen, no matter the cost.
9) Don’t Lose Yourself in the Hustle and Grind
Your dreams will take work, tons of work, and there’s no way around that.
It will take a massive lifestyle change to learn how to perform the amount of work necessary to achieve your dreams, but you know that it will all be worth it in the end.
But there’s the risk that while under the mountains and mountains of everyday tasks, sleepless nights, and constant deadlines, you might forget why you’re doing this to begin with. If that happens, you risk losing yourself in the chaos.
The hustle and grind is a necessary evil that you must learn to embrace if you ever want to truly manifest your ideal self, but they can also make you forget and lose track of your real goals.
It helps to regularly realign yourself with what you really want with your life; to separate your short-term goals from your long-term goals, and understand which is which.
Remember: the work is necessary, but it’s not your identity and your value.
10) Use Your Words as Powerfully as They Can Be
There’s a famous quote that you might have heard of from Mahatma Gandhi: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”
We are made up of all the tiniest thoughts that we allow ourselves to think.
The little “meaningless” annoyances become who you are over time, which is why it is important to strive to be a better person not just in the things we do, but also in the words we say and the thoughts we allow ourselves to believe.
One way to help ourselves onto this path is by making the most of the power of saying things out loud.
We can convince ourselves of things that we may not fully believe, as long as we take the time to find the right words and say them out loud, consistently and reliably.
So think about what you want to achieve. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to build your career? Do you want to learn an instrument? Do you want to be a kinder, gentler person?
Then say it. Commit to it. Sign yourself up on an unwritten document simply by saying those words every single day, and your mind will gradually let those words sink in.
11) Respect the Process
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your dreams won’t be either. There’s a reason why we’re calling them miracles; even if you can make them happen, it’s going to take a miraculous amount of dedication to turn those dreams real.
But don’t lose hope halfway through the process.
Too many people start their journey but give up long before they achieve their dreams.
In fact, the longer you hustle the more you’ll find that the greatest challenge isn’t the competition from everyone else around you, but the competition from your internal laziness constantly telling you to give up, to stop, to take a break.
So respect the process. Respect how difficult it can be, and acknowledge the fact that if it wasn’t difficult, it wouldn’t be worth it to begin with and everyone would have it.
12) The Universe Is Your Sail, But You Are the Wind
The problem with modern notions about dream manifesting is that we expect the universe to work on our behalf, as if closing your eyes and “wanting it enough” are the only precursors to a life of success and happiness.
Too many people think that manifesting miracles is about aligning your intentions with the universe, of tuning in to this great “signal” and hoping that it will pick up your wishes and grant everything your heart so desires.
And although the universe has a way of listening to the people whose hearts speak the loudest, the truth is it prefers to work with people who have the guts and the grit to make things happen.
Conspiring with the universe requires a shared effort. It will only help you as much as you want to help yourself.
You can put your hopes and dreams on the universe all you want, but you’ll never do so much as float if you don’t start paddling there yourself.
13) Accept the Reality: Not Everyone Will Add Value To You
As you trudge on to become the best version of yourself and turn your dreams into reality, you’ll quickly realize that not everyone carries that same energy as you.
The more time you spend in this headspace, the more you’ll feel the need to inspire others — to turn dream-making into a common, achievable mission.
Despite your enthusiasm, keep in mind that not everyone will be open to your journey or be receptive of your positivity.
People will be on their own paths, manifesting their own destinies in the way they know how. Some might even be happy sticking to their own lives, never amounting to their own potential.
As you march forward to greatness, you’ll be met with criticism and speculation coming even from people you seek to help out.
Don’t let the naysayers deflate your sense of self and urgency.
Sometimes it’s those who are closest to us who will become our worst critics.
Shrug off the haters and move on, knowing fully well you are on the right path.
14) Care About What You Want, Every Single Day
Passions die out, that’s just how things work. They either get buried under mundane details of everyday life or cast aside in favor of more urgent concerns.
While that’s inevitable, you also have to learn how to keep the spark alive, how to build momentum and keep it going even if you’re not really moving forward.
The problem for most people is that they eventually get lost in the hustle and forget why they were doing it in the first place.
The point is not to live your life blindly and follow your passion despite everything; it’s about learning how to cultivate your passions in the midst of everyday existence.
It’s about learning how to stay focused even when you’re not actively working on your goals; how to stay motivated even when your soul no longer feels like it.
The truth is your passion and your goals won’t always feel like the most important thing in the world.
In the face of adversity, even the most driven individuals will rethink their steps and wonder why they bother in the first place.
Learning how to stay motivated, to care despite all odds, and to truly, unconditionally fall in love with your goals is the one thing that will keep you going, no matter what.
15) Stop Competing With Everything and Everyone Around You
Too many people focus on the destination and not so much on this journey.
Just one glance on social media and you’ll see people bragging about businesses that never quite make it or of projects that never do reach its peak.
Find satisfaction in silence and know that you don’t have to declare your progress to others to make it more valid.
Manifesting your miracles shouldn’t be a competition with anyone or anything. This is your own journey; focus on yourself.
Don’t lose yourself in the jealousy and negativity of wanting what other people have, because you don’t know what they’ve done to get there.
At the end of the day, you can only know yourself and control the things in your life.
Manifesting Miracles Through The Power Of Commitment
As we said, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You can’t fall in love with an idealized version of yourself today and wake up as that person tomorrow.
It’s not enough that you’re checking the boxes to make sure your dreams happen. Most people don’t want to believe it but dream-making is ultimately a laborious process.
To get where you want to go, to become the person other people aren’t, you have to do the things others aren’t willing to.
This means creating a plan and sticking to it every single day, especially when you don’t feel like it. Speak your dreams into existence.
Even if you’re miles away from achieving your idealized life, working on it consistently (even in the smallest increments) means you wake up every day more closely resembling the person you want to become. And that alone is an achievement in itself.