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At some point in your life, you may have heard someone say, “If you think you can do it, then you can do it.” While these platitudes are well-intended and meant to help, their simple, positive message can help us overcome fears and self-doubt that can be limiting.
This idea is a form of manifestation, which is based on the notion that by having a clear vision and focusing on it through various manifestation methods, you can attract your dreams into your life. However, is it really possible to achieve our dreams just by thinking positively and chanting about them? Well, let’s find out.
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Breakdown of the law of attraction
The law of attraction is one of the 12 universal laws of hermetic philosophy and was popularized by Rhonda Byrne’s self-help book “The Secret.” The general idea is that what you think about and contribute to the world is what you get back. The thoughts and energy you emit from your mind act as a magnet, attracting similar vibrations and returning them to you.
This idea is not new, as many religions and belief systems have long adopted the idea that our thoughts and actions have consequences. The law of attraction is a modern twist on this, but it is based on similar ideas.
The power of positive thinking
The power of positive thinking should never be underestimated. Our mindset determines how we see the world and take advantage of opportunities. In general, people spend more time around others who bring out positive emotions in them. And research shows that people with a positive mindset are more productive, creative, and better at problem-solving than their peers.
However, being optimistic and upbeat all the time is not easy. Changing the way you think and feel requires hard work to modify both your conscious and subconscious mind. The more you train yourself to think positively, the more natural it will become. Achieving your dreams is possible, but first, you have to believe.
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How to start manifesting
Sometimes it’s hard to look ahead, especially when we’re constantly dealing with work, bills, family, and our thoughts. But planning for the future, and getting excited about it, is good for our mental health. When the world seems unpredictable, it is important to maintain a flexible perspective and remain adaptable to change.
Fortunately, many effective manifestation techniques help you focus on where you want to be in the future. Here are some ways to get started:
Remove the blocks on the way
Before diving into manifesting your business, you must first remove any limiting beliefs, fears, doubts, or self-sabotaging behaviors that may hold you back. These blocks prevent you from seeing any results, even if you feel like you’re hustling 24/7. You must overcome these challenges to create an abundant, profitable and successful business.
A money mindset is a key factor in this stage. Your attitude towards money, the language you use, and your feelings towards it can significantly impact your business’s profitability. You need to tackle your mindset issues, such as your fear of success, self-doubt and comparison to others, so you can focus on taking inspired action toward your business goals.
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Create your bold vision
Once you have cleared the blocks on your way, you can move on to creating your bold vision. This step involves being honest about the kind of business you want, how it will contribute to your lifestyle, and how you can help others. You need to understand why you want these things and imagine your daily life when you have achieved them.
Your vision needs to be as real for you right now as the goals you’ve already achieved. To achieve this, you need to get into the vibrational frequency that will attract that reality and keep it. If you want to stay focused on your goals for your business, you can make a vision board. This board can have pictures, quotes, and numbers representing what you want to achieve. It’s like a visual reminder of your aspirations and helps you stay motivated. You can also place affirmations in visible places at home, journal on living the life you’ll have once your business is profitable, and practice guided meditation, hypnosis, or EFT tapping.
Choose only what feels aligned
In creating your vision, it’s essential to note that there will be opportunities that may come your way that are not aligned with your vision. You need to rely on your intuition to make the right decisions for your business. Saying no to most of these opportunities is crucial to show the universe that you have high standards and will only accept what aligns with your new vision.
It’s easy to get distracted by shiny objects, such as quick ways to make money or get new clients, collaborations, new business ideas, and people or strategies that promise wild results in no time. Remember that you don’t get your highest desires; you get your minimum standards. Focus your energy on activities that will lead to living the best life you can imagine.
Don’t chase, attract
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to fall into the trap of chasing clients or customers to grow your business. However, the power of manifestation lies in attracting what you want instead of chasing it. You need to release your offer and trust that the right people will come to you. This involves aligning your energy and intention with your vision, so the universe can bring opportunities to you.
You can practice gratitude and visualization to align your energy with your vision. Visualize already achieving your business goals, and feel grateful for it. You can also release resistance and negative energy by practicing meditation or EFT tapping.
To attract the right opportunities, you must learn how to attract rather than chase. With patience and perseverance, you can manifest your dream business and live the life you’ve always wanted.