When I was a teenager, my father had a friend who had a women’s clothes store. He was a caring family man, and an honest, hard working business man. His dream was to open more stores throughout the city and achieve financial success, but regardless of the many trade shows he attended, and how well stocked his store was or how many outfits and dresses he sold, for one reason or another he was always short on money and struggling to make ends meet.
I’m sure you know at least one person like this man. Am I right? If so, you must be wondering… why is it that people who take massive action and work their butts off do not see the results they are supposed to get? I mean, I’m not talking here about people who are spenders or who do not know how to manage their money. And certainly, the people who fall in this category are not lazy nor they are after a free lunch. So why is it that they are not living in abundance?
We have heard many times that “action” is an ingredient for success, and I couldn’t agree more. Actually, this is the very reason that many people did not agree with “The Secret.” The film gave the impression that by just practicing positive thinking, affirmations and visualization, things would start popping into existence, as if by magic. Now, in all fairness, taking action was mentioned in “The Secret“, but not with as much emphasis as it should have.
Truth is, action is an essential element for success but it is only the last ingredient in the manifesting process. Yes, you read that right. But if action is the last ingredient, which elements come first? That is a valid question, and the answer requires a bit of explaining. Let’s start with the obvious.
We’ve all heard that success is a mindset, so in order to manifest your desires, and before you even roll up your sleeves and go to work, you must work on your mindset. Thus, being should first be brought into existence in your mind. For instance, if you want to manifest 1 million dollars, you must “BE” a millionaire in your mind first. This IS the very first step.
The decision to be a millionaire should be consciously chosen and fixated in your mind not only as a desire but as a real possibility and a ‘very-likely‘ probability. This MUST be in place in your mind even before you start creating your vision board or chanting affirmations. The idea should sit well with you. You should be able to see yourself as a millionaire — in your mind — and feel deserving and excited about having 1 million dollars. If you don’t do this first, no matter how much you work, it will not come to pass. (If you need help convincing yourself that you deserve what you want, I invite you to read my story on autosuggestion here.)
When you skip or lack this first step is the reason behind the many desires and dreams that never come to pass. For this mindset to get anchored in, you need to bring into awareness your feelings and emotions around being a millionaire (or having whatever it is you want.) How do you feel when you think about the possibility of having 1 million dollars? What emotions run through your body? If you feel uneasy for some reason, it is time to dig deeper and explore your beliefs.
Lastly, but just as important, watch the way you speak not only to others but to yourself. If you find yourself negating or letting your self-talk go wild with the many reasons why this or that won’t work… stop it! Remember that you have control over your thoughts, so don’t allow them to run you.
Once you’ve got congruence between being, thinking, and speaking, then and only then you can undertake the last ingredient in the manifesting process: action! The rest will flow with ease, as you experience the manifesting of your desire right in front of your eyes.
Have you taken the last ingredient of the manifesting process at the right time or do you think you have been doing things in the wrong order? Please share of your experience in the area below… Thank YOU!