Our minds are the most powerful thing in this universe. If we think in a certain way, we will manifest what we are thinking about. Our thoughts can change our lives. We can manifest anything in this universe we desire. The main reason people don’t think this will work is they give up on manifestation before they actually manifest anything. The one thing about manifesting that I’ve learned over the years is it takes time to manifest. Things don’t just come into our lives the next day; sometimes, it takes months to manifest into our lives.

How to use our minds to manifest, that’s the question I’m sure everyone is thinking. Here are five steps to manifest.

1. Get clear on what you want to manifest into your life.
2. Say and write your affirmation every day to help bring what you want to manifest into your life.
3. Believe what you want will come into your life. Use your imagination to believe it will happen.
4. Be thankful for what you have right now.
5. Never give up.

Now, let’s look at each step to manifest your heart’s desire. Step one, get clear on what you want to manifest into your life. This step is easy. Whatever you want to manifest into your life, just think about it and pick something. For this example, let’s say we want to manifest a new career. So many people are in jobs they hate that this will make a great example.

Step two, say and write the affirmation that will lead you to manifest what you want. So, think about what you want; in this example, we want a new career, so a great affirmation would be, “Yes, I have a great new career that I love. I work with great new co-workers, and I make a great living.” This is an easy and basic affirmation, but it will manifest a great new career into our lives.

Now that we have the affirmation, you can say this affirmation all the time. Write it out and say it. Doing both things will give the affirmation more energy. When I was starting as a life coach, I would say all the time, “Yes, I am a successful life coach. I am a successful life coach.” It’s the same principle for a new career; if you say this affirmation all the time, you will manifest it. You must not give up. Giving up is not an option. Write out the affirmation and put it on your mirror in your bathroom, so when brushing your teeth, you will see it and say it. Say it all the time out loud or just in your mind.

Step three, while you are saying your affirmation, believe you will manifest the new career into your life. Believe it to be true. Use your imagination to believe it has happened. For this, envision yourself with your new career. You walk into a new building, and you sit down at your new desk. You see yourself in this new office, working alongside new co-workers. You feel wonderful, and you feel happy that you have this new career.  

You are using your imagination to envision your new career at the same time as saying your affirmation. This will bring more energy to your affirmation when you use your imagination. You must believe your affirmation can manifest it into your life.

Next is being thankful for what you have in your life right now. You might not like the job you have right now but be thankful for it. Try to remember that someone else might be happy with the job you have. I know it’s hard to be happy when you don’t like the job you’re in but try to remember being happy and thankful will bring more great things into your life.

The last step is never give up on your affirmation. People will often give up way too soon before they have even given the affirmation a chance. Please remember it might take months to manifest what you desire. I remember my own experience with my health. I was feeling sad and depressed; it took around two to three months for me to feel better in my own life. Ten years before this, I had tried affirmations but gave it only like a week or two to manifest perfect health in my life. I got no results because I gave up too soon. After I worked with my life coach, he told me, Tony, you must say your affirmations repeatedly until you are sick and tired of saying them.

That’s what I did; I said them until I was tired of saying them. I keep saying them repeatedly. After two to three months, I felt better, and I knew right then that affirmations work if I give it enough time to work. I relate it to a cruise ship; a cruise ship can’t turn sharp if they want to go in a different direction. That cruise ship might take a long time to change directions. It’s the same when doing affirmations. It takes a while before that affirmation comes true for you, but just like the cruise ship, it will happen if you don’t give up. Never give up. It will happen. It just might take longer than you thought it would.

Originally published at www.tonypalermolifecoach.com