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Last Updated on November 27, 2020

How to Manifest Anything You Want and Achieve Your Dreams

How to Manifest Anything You Want and Achieve Your Dreams

Manifestation is a hot topic in this ever-growing personal-development-conscious world and culture we live in. Some people see manifestation as a woo woo, hyper-spiritual practice that focuses on bringing into your life that you energetically align with. Others view manifestation as a result of hard work and extreme action. Still, many fall somewhere in between and ask, “How to manifest anything I want?”

Regardless of where you are on the spectrum, there are a few practical, actionable steps you can take in order to manifest anything you want.

Keep on reading to learn how to do that.

1. Seek Clarity

The first step in the manifestation process is seeking clarity. Whether you see it as a spiritual or actionable process, the core concept remains the same: you bring what you desire into your life.

If you’re not clear on that, then how can you expect to manifest it?

That would be like taking a road trip, hoping to end up in a specific destination, but refusing to define where it is.

It doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense, does it?

Well, if you’re hoping to manifest a specific outcome but don’t know what it is, how will you ever know if you’ve manifested it?

By seeking clarity, you gain direction. You take the guesswork out of wondering if you have manifested your desire and provide a clear target.

Furthermore, it allows you to eliminate distractions and focus your attention on the desired outcome.

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Your reticular activating system (RAS),[1] a part of your brain that acts as a filter, will start to hone in on the information that is relevant to your goal and discard the information that is not.

By being crystal clear on what you’d like to manifest, you’re letting your brain run in the background while you’re consciously putting in the work.

If you want to learn more about your RAS, check out this Lifehack vlog:

2. Align With Your Goal

It’s all good and well to sit down and create a list of the things you’d like to manifest. However, if you’re not aligned with the steps required to make it happen, your list essentially becomes a wishlist.

If you truly want to understand how to manifest anything you want, you have to understand alignment.

Alignment means ensuring that your morals, values, ethics, and energy are in line with your desired results.

For example, if you would like to manifest a million dollars but think that money is the root of all evil, you are not in alignment with what you’d like to manifest.

Similarly, let’s say that you want to have a better, healthier body. If you are not mentally and emotionally prepared to put in the amount of work and effort required to achieve your desired outcome, you won’t realize it.

So, in order to manifest something in your life, you have to make sure that you are in alignment with your goals first. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself disappointed, lacking the motivation, or self-sabotaging in your pursuit.

3. Believe

One of the biggest mistakes I see when people are trying to manifest something in their lives is not having a self-belief.

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Would they love to realize a dream? Absolutely! But do they actually believe that they can? Uh, no!

That’s the problem.

When you seek manifestation in life, you must believe that it is actually possible to happen.

Now, to be clear, I am not saying that you should only attempt to manifest things that you are 100% certain you can do.

Manifestation, just like goal achievement, is a process of growth. You should become a more evolved version of yourself in order to manifest what you desire.

There should be a certain level of uncomfortability that exists when deciding on what you’d like to manifest. But you can still be confident in yourself to show up and do the necessary work to see your goals occur while also feeling a bit overwhelmed by its grandness.

If you cannot believe in your abilities, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

4. Keep Vibrations High and Resistance Low

So much of the process of manifestation — and goal setting, for that matter — is about your mindset and perseverance.

Notice what I said there: “the process of manifestation.” Many people forget that manifestation is a process, and a time-consuming one at that.

In this society we live in, a lot of people fall victim to believing that things should come easily or instantly. However, because manifestation requires growth and development, it definitely doesn’t come easy or happen instantaneously.

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It can take time and effort to manifest your greatest desires, so it is essential to keep your vibrations high.[2]

Below are a few tips to guarantee the latter:

  1. Optimize your environment for the mood and emotions you want to feel;
  2. Eliminate or distance yourself from people who lower your vibration or put you in a negative state;
  3. Meditate;
  4. Exercise;
  5. Make time for activities that bring you joy and happiness; and
  6. Get plenty of sleep.

By doing some or all these things, you’ll find it so much easier to maintain a high vibration.

Moreover, resistance can either be internal or external. The tips above are crucial in getting rid of resistance that blocks you from moving forward or causes you to quit. E.g., limiting stories, physical exhaustion, negative people, etc. But regardless of where it is coming from, you need to break through the resistance in order to manifest your greatest desires.

5. Track and Celebrate

Another good way to keep your vibration high and persevere throughout the manifestation process is by tracking and celebrating your progress. [3]

Often, we get laser-focused on the result and adopt an all-or-nothing mentality when we’re pursuing a goal or attempting to manifest something in our lives.

The problem with that is the fact that you won’t know if you’re making progress and may get discouraged because of that. After all, manifestation may take some time.

Think about any racing video game, for instance. As far as I can remember, every game I ever played didn’t just put you on the track and told you to complete a certain number of laps. No, there were checkpoints along the way.

These little markers informed you of your pace, so you knew how close you were to finish the race.

It works the same way in real life. While you’re holding the belief that you will follow through and manifest your desires, you can also help yourself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually by setting up some checkpoints in the process.

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These checkpoints will remind you that you are still on track to manifesting what you want. And once you hit every checkpoint, make sure you celebrate!

As high achievers, we often celebrate one milestone by immediately moving on to the next. This is dangerous because you slowly turn off the dopamine response in your brain that’s signaled when you achieve your goals if you don’t celebrate.

When this happens, you fall into that vicious cycle of enough never being enough. So, try to avoid that by celebrating after hitting those checkpoints that you have established.

Bottom Line

To review, the first step in the manifestation process is being clear on what you want to manifest. This will give you peace of mind and allow your RAS to work correctly.

After gaining clarity, check in with yourself to make sure that you are actually in alignment with what you’d like to manifest. If you’re not, seeing your dreams take place in reality will feel like an uphill battle.

The next step is to having self-belief. In order to manifest something in life, you have to believe that you can do it. Be honest with yourself and ask whether you truly believe in what you are talking about.

Keep your vibration high and clear resistance, too — that’s the next step in understanding how to manifest what you want in your life. Manifestation is a process that can take time and effort. If you don’t protect your vibration and clear resistance along the way, it’ll be a tough ask of yourself.

Lastly, in order to manifest anything you want, try setting up checkpoints, tracking your progress, and then celebrating it afterward.

That is how you can manifest anything you want.

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How to Find Your Passion and Live a More Fulfilling Life

How to Find Your Passion and Live a More Fulfilling Life

If you could do one thing to transform your life, I would highly recommend it be to find something you’re passionate about, and do it for a living. Learning how to find your passion may not be as easy as it sounds, but it’s well worth the effort.

If you dread going to your job, find yourself constantly lacking motivation, or find what you’re doing dull and repetitive, you need to start looking for a new job.

Staying in your current job will not only continue to leave you feeling stuck and make you unhappy, but you are not realizing your full potential in life.

Imagine this instead:

You get up early, jumping out of bed, excited to go to work. You might put in more hours than the average person, but it doesn’t seem difficult to you, because your work hours just zoom right by.

You are often in that state of mind, often referred to as “flow,” where you can lose track of the world and time, losing yourself in the task at hand. Work is not work as many people refer to it, but something that is fun and interesting and exciting. It’s not a “job” but a passion that leads to a fulfilling life.

If you’ve got a job you dislike, or even hate, this will sound like a pipe dream to you. And if you never put in the effort to find what you’re passionate about, such a thing will never be possible.

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However, if you dare to ask “how do I find my passion,” imagine the possibilities, and actually search for what you love, it is not only a possibility, but a probability.

How do you go about learning how to find your passion in life? Here are some suggestions:

1. Is There Something You Already Love Doing?

Do you have a hobby or something you loved doing as a child, but never considered it as a possibility for a job?

Whether it’s reading comic books, collecting something, or creating or building, there is probably a way you could do it for a living. Open a comic book shop, or create a comic book site online.

If there’s already something you love doing, you’re ahead of the game. Now you just need to research the possibilities of making money from it.

2. Find out What You Spend Hours Reading About

For myself, when I get passionate about something, I’ll read about it for hours on end. I’ll buy books and magazines. I’ll spend days on the Internet finding out more.

There may be a few possibilities here for you, and all of them are possible career paths. Don’t close your mind to these topics. Look into them until you feel your heart is content, and this will help you get started as you learn how to find your passion.

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3. Brainstorm

If nothing comes to mind right away as you’re asking how to find my passion, get out a sheet of paper and start writing down ideas[1]. This doesn’t need to be an organized list. It can simply be a paper full of random notes or even doodles. All of this will eventually come in handy later.

Look around your house, on your computer, or on your bookshelf for inspiration, and write down whatever comes to mind. There are no bad ideas at this stage.

4. Ask Around

There are likely people you admire in life, and there are things about them that you would like to replicate in yourself. Go to them if possible, and pick their brain. See how they landed where they currently are and whether they feel they’ve discovered their passion.

The more possibilities you find, the more likely your chances of learning how to find your passion in the long run. This may mean that you spend time talking to friends and family, coworkers, or even acquaintances in your free time.

5. Don’t Quit Your Job Just Yet

If you find your calling, your passion, don’t just turn in your resignation tomorrow. It’s best to stay in your job while you’re researching the possibilities.

If you can do your passion as a side job and build up the income for a few months or a year, that’s even better. It gives you a chance to build up some savings (and if you’re going into business for yourself, you’ll need that cash reserve), while practicing the skills you need.

6. Give It a Try First

It’s best to actually test your new idea before jumping into it as a career as you’re wondering how to find your passion. Do it as a hobby or side job at first, so that you can see if it’s really your true calling.

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You may be passionate about it for a few days, but where the rubber meets the road is whether you’re passionate about it for at least a few months.

If you pass this test, you have probably found it.

7. Do as Much Research as Possible

Know as much about your passion as possible. If this has been a passion for a while, you may have already been doing this. At any rate, do even more research. Read every website possible on the topic, and buy the best books available.

Find other people, either in your area or on the Internet, who do what you want to do for a living, and quiz them about the profession.

How much do they make, and what training and education did they need? What skills are necessary, and how did they get their start? What recommendations do they have?

Often, you’ll find that people are more than willing to give advice.

8. Practice, and Practice, and Practice Some More

If you’re getting close to learning how to find your passion, don’t go into it with amateur skill level. If you want to make money—to be a professional—you need to have professional skills.

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Get very good at your future career, and you will make money at it. Practice for hours on end and learn how to focus; if it’s something you love, the practice should be something you want to do.

9. Never Quit Trying

It’s possible that you won’t be able to find your passion at first. However, if you give up after a few days, you’re sure to fail. Keep trying, for months on end if necessary, and you’ll find it eventually.

Perhaps you thought you found your passion but discovered several months on that it wasn’t for you. Start over again and find a new passion. There may be more than one passion in your lifetime, so explore all the possibilities.

Have you found your passion but haven’t been successful making a living at it? Keep trying, and try again until you succeed. Success doesn’t come easy, so giving up early is a sure way to fail.

If you need a little help, the Make It Happen Handbook can provide you with a solid action plan to help you turn your passion in your career. Check out the handbook and start to live your passion!

The Bottom Line

Don’t forget that all of this will be a lot of work, but it will be the best investment you’ve ever made. Put in the time to learn how to find your passion, and you will find that your days are more fulfilling and produce more happiness and well-being in the long-term.

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