Manifest your own destiny
BY : LYDIA NEUBAUER
Manifest Your Own Destiny
Using your mind to think yourself to success.
You know that age old phrase, anything is possible? It’s true. Manifesting things in your life isn’t necessarily like The Secret where you simply wish you had a BMW and the perfect boyfriend and the next morning, voila! Your new perfect boyfriend is standing at your front door with that BMW in the driveway. Manifestation does however begin in the mind’s eye. Feelings become thoughts, thoughts become words, words become actions and these actions make up our day to day lives. Things take time and really good things take some serious time.
Let’s think about it like building a house. A strong, stable and beautiful home cannot be completely constructed in a couple of weeks. There’s lots of planning, prepping and errors that happen along the way. And finally, usually way past the projected date, the house is built. If there was a lack of planning or bad construction on the foundation, the results will just be a shitty and sad house that you didn’t actually want.
Let’s say you have a dream of becoming the CEO of your own business. Usually you have to pay your dues and work your way up. What that really means is learning a hell of a lot along the way. Then when you are placed in this position you have so desired, you succeed with flying colors. The universe only ever gives you what you can handle, nothing more and nothing less.
It’s about having a goal: a single pointed focus (or maybe more) and understanding it’s all the little things along the way that get you there. Before embarking on this journey of manifestation, you may say in your mind, ‘Oh, I could never do that. I could never be that.’ Stop yourself right there. You are your biggest hurdle. Fear is going to keep you down and stop you from doing what you want to do and becoming who you want to be.
Undoubtedly roadblocks will appear on your journey, detracting you from reaching your goal. It only means that you need to maneuver and find other ways to achieve this goal. But the beautiful thing is that goals evolve and shift, and you must adapt to those changes. Setting goals is a surefire way to manifest exactly what you want in life. This can start to become meta very quickly, so here are three easy steps to begin manifesting your life exactly how you want it.
Step 1: Envision
Really take the time to envision what it is you want in life. Nothing is too big or too small. See yourself in the environment, the people you’re surrounding yourself with, your dream career, or even down the the tiniest details like the clothes you’ll be wearing. You can do this as a mediation too. Sit with yourself, be childlike and dream big!
Step 2: Write it Down
Each day, even if it’s only for a moment or two I try to write my thoughts down. This is rarely premeditated and a great way for me to let my mind flow by putting my subconscious thoughts to paper. I always try to write down ten things I am grateful for and a list titled “WHAT DO I WANT IN THIS LIFE” and I just go. It’s important to be extremely detailed for this part. Say your goal is to make more money, then write down a specific number.
Step 3: Do the Work
As I mentioned, these things will most likely not happen overnight. It’s not just thinking about something and writing it down. You have to actually put in the work. Much like Rome, your dream life won’t be built in a day. Don’t talk about it, be about it. Embody the vision you created in the smallest ways and in your day-to-day activities. Work hard, stay focused, practice discipline and do the things that feed your passion, mind, body and soul. And you will, brick by brick, slowly build your dream until it becomes reality.