It gets worse before it gets better. The universe has a funny way of dangling a carrot in front of you when you start manifesting your dreams. First, you get a spark of progress: high traffic to your website, appointments booked before opening for business, or an influential person comes into your life to mentor you throughout your journey. This beginner’s luck is the universes way of encouraging you to start. It’s a motivation booster! As you start, you think: I can do this! Yes, everything is coming together! I’m going to be so successful! I’m going to help so many people! This is where I am supposed to be in my life!
Then, the real work starts, and its becomes clear: how dreams manifest is not up to you.
When Dreams Become Nightmares
Traffic dips, appointments stop coming in, and you feel overwhelmed with work without the results. The spark of the new venture starts to dim, and it’s proving to be more work than reward.
What happened? Where did I go wrong? Did I change? Did something slip between the cracks?
No, this is how success is manifested.
Like many others, my expectations on how dreams manifest is different than what I expected. Liimu McGill, a coach who specializes in dream manifestation, says the dream itself is not what discourages clients, but it’s how dreams manifest that is often discouraging.
Think about it, we send our wish out into the great unknown, hoping for signs, or breadcrumbs as Liimu likes to call them. Along the way, hurdle after hurdle appears, we get disappointed as we try to see the fruits of our labor.
How Dreams Manifest is in the Universe
It’s not up to us to decide how a dream is manifested. The how is up to the universe. Our job is to set the gears in motion. The universe will lay out a path to achieve this dream; if not an easy one. No noteworthy achievement ever came easily, so it’s up to us to put in the elbow grease to feed the manifestation.
But there’s good news! Remember the breadcrumbs Liimu mentioned above? A breadcrumb is like a little boost, or a sign that you’re on the right path. Liimu tells clients to look for breadcrumbs, or to ask the universe for a breadcrumb, to show that they’re on the right path. Clients have then, out of the blue, received calls from old customers whom they haven’t heard from in months, or years. Or an unexpected check arrives in the mail, or they find a great deal on an important company expense (in my case, the construction of our office! Thank you, universe!).
This is how the universe says it hasn’t given up on you. With all hope, it will be enough to motivate you until you find the next breadcrumb along the path to success.
Adjusting Your Mindset to Manifest Better
Dream manifestation is no sweet slumber. It’s hard work, with endless, unexpected roadblocks along the way. It’ will be enough to make you throw in the towel. However, with the right mindset, you will be able to turn these roadblocks into opportunities. No one should have to live in misery if their heart is in the right place, and it’s not fair to set a dream in motion only to shovel muck out of your path.
Redirecting your mindset by channeling what can be viewed as a bad stroke of luck into something that can be improved upon, is one of the key ways to staying motivated. As one coach has said, two children of alcoholic parents can take their parent as an example of how to live, or not to live. The decision is up to us. How we decide to look at the event and live our lives afterward is a matter of perception, not destiny. In the process of making our dreams come true, it will be easy to get discouraged along the way, but directing your focus to elevated, higher, optimistic, and opportunistic perspectives will keep the dream alove, keep your energy burning, and side sweep negativity.