While checking out some Snapchat stories, I landed on one in particular where an entrepreneur/influencer posted an email written by a super-excited follower. Weeks earlier, the influencer shared that she was launching a set of “affirmation bracelets” on her online store. The bracelets were stackable and contained various positive, motivational phrases.
In the email, the young lady detailed the exciting news of what’s happened since she first received her bracelets. According to the testimony, she received a contract worth $100,000. Prior to that, the largest contract she ever received was for $10,000. Basically, she increased her results by 10X! She attributed amazing results to the bracelets. We all know that bracelets doesn’t have the ability to create outcomes (otherwise, all of the purchasers would have similar results). But, her email did remind me of a powerful lesson that we all need to apply whenever we’re in the manifestation process.
I listened closely for clues as to why, all of the sudden, she experienced results unlike what she’d experienced before. One sentence in particular, caught my attention.
She talked about how, everyday she would look at her bracelets and focus on her goals. She didn’t go into further detail but I suspected that her daily routine involved a heightened amount of mental focus on manifesting her desire. If I were to compare her to the other people who purchased the bracelets, she was probably one of the few that dedicated mental energy, day after day, towards focusing on creating exactly what she wanted.
You probably remember the line from the secret where Mike Dooly boldly proclaimed
If I were to expound on his statement, I would say “thoughts that we place an extremely heavy amount of focus on….can becomes things.”
When have a desire for something, that desire usually falls into various categories.
- a wish
- something that would be nice to have someday.
- an obsession
If we’re honest with ourselves, most of the stuff we say we want are actually wishes or “a nice to have.” Rarely do we ever really elevate our thought energy to the point where they actually manifest into things.
What I’m referring to are thoughts that create something we’ve never experienced before. Not the ordinary thoughts like what you want to have for lunch. Ordinary thoughts are simple to execute. We know what we want, we know how to get there. It takes very little mental or physical efforts. It’s just a matter doing what we’ve done before.
But then there are the thoughts of manifestation or creation. This is when you want to bring something new in your life. This takes a ton more physical and mental effort. But our problem is that we rarely put enough mental effort to start the manifestation process because our minds are consumed with other priorities. I’m sure lots of people purchased those affirmation bracelets, but how many of them used the bracelets as a daily trigger to remind them to stay firmly on course?
Once upon a time, I was manifesting like crazy. Everything I wanted, I got. Wanna know what I did to cause that? I became absolutely obsessed with having it. I watched countless Youtube videos on how to achieve it. I read endless accounts of those who created what I desired. My mind wouldn’t let me rest until the outcome was achieved. It was mentally exhausting, but it worked! It’s hard to maintain that level of focus on something that doesn’t exist yet. But it was necessary to cause me to move into the type of action that brings new things into existence.
Creating something new for your life will require new action. But new actions are scary so we typically avoid them. That’s why our actions don’t shift even though we say we want to change our circumstance. We must be moved into action. This takes quite a bit of effort. And this type of effort is nearly impossible unless we’ve convinced ourselves that moving towards our desire is a MUST. you
There’s a goal that I’ve had on my list for quite a while. Based on my action, I wouldn’t even classify it as a goal. It’s more of a “hope.” I’m hoping this thing happens for me even though I’m not taking any direct action to ensure it’s inevitable outcome.
You might say to me, “Nadege, isn’t that how the manifestation process works? You just put it out into the universe and wait for it to happen?”
Yeah, maybe if you’re trying to manifest a parking spot or something. But not when we’re talking about outcomes for things we can control. I’m not going to just wake up one day and find that I’ve reached that goal. It’ll require consistent, dedicated action.
But that action will not occur until I switch my level of desire from hope to obsessed. I need to wake up in the morning determined to do something that will bring me one step closer. This obsession needs to repeat itself day after day otherwise, I’ll waste yet another year hoping that it eventually happens.
Once I get that process in motion, I may find that my results are magnified. This is expected. At first, my hard work will bring minuscule results but as time goes on, the results will seem to outweigh your efforts. In summary, if you want to truly achieve the goals on your list, you need to raise your level of desire for them. A small step you can take is to focus on them on a daily basis then turn that focus into daily action.