4 steps to manifesting a desire to get things done

By Anne Bachrach

A.M. Enterprises (The Accountability Coach)


If you have ever heard of manifesting, then you probably know, at least in part, where this conversation is headed. But for those of you who might not be as familiar with the concept, I will take a moment to explain.

Manifestation is basically the belief that if you visualize and believe something enough, it will come to pass. There are a lot of varying beliefs about manifestation, and many people claim that it works in many different ways. Some believe that it is an almost spiritual, mystical phenomenon, while others tend to believe that any basis for it being true lies within the human mind. More people probably argue that if you believe in something enough, you will not be inhibited as you strive to achieve it — which is what actually ends up winning in the end.

For the sake of this article, I am going to approach manifestation from a position of pure logic. Logically, you are able to manifest things by visualizing and believing in them. This will enable you to break down self-imposed barriers and give yourself the freedom that you need to pursue your goals without inhibitions. Once you acquire the ability to "live" your success before it is physically in place, you will have realized what it truly means to manifest the next level of success for yourself.

Getting things done through manifestation

If you are one of those self-made entrepreneurs who, ironically, suffers from an inability to focus on day -to-day tasks, then you know exactly what it feels like to wish that you could get a lot done during the day. There are plenty of hours, but you probably feel like it's impossible to concentrate long enough to get most of your work done. This might get you down, cause you problems and end up derailing your attempts to further yourself beyond your current level of success. So, can manifestation help a problem like this?

Actually, it can.

Manifesting your desire to get more done is actually very doable; you just have to go through the process from beginning to end. Here we are going to outline the steps for using manifestation to get more accomplished at work.

1. Take stock of what you need to accomplish.

Take a second to really think about everything that you have to do. Think about the challenges, and think about how easy it could be if you could just focus more. Think about how much more successful you could be if you really commit yourself to getting a consistent amount of work done each day.
2. Visualize your work completed.

Really think about how it will feel to get your work done. Visualize it in your mind. Think about what your to-do list will look like with everything checked off, what your calendar will look like when you had more days open to do what you want, and how it will feel at the end of the day to get so much more accomplished than you ever have before. Take your time, and spend a few minutes doing this right now. Identify barriers, and break them down one at a time until there is nothing standing between you and complete belief in what you desire.

"Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible."
— Cherie Carter-Scott

3. Make it real.

After you have begun the visualization process, try to make it so real to yourself that it almost feels like you have already accomplished it. In your mind, you should already have overcome the obstacles. All that is required now is for you to put in the time. Really make it feel like you are already done before you even start. This will prepare your mind and take you to a place of better concentration.

4. Just do it.

Now, having dissolved all of the barriers and taken yourself to a new level of preparedness, you will find it easier than ever to get your work done. You might even feel like you are being powered by energy that you have never felt before. This is what manifestation is all about. It is about effectively channeling your inner strength to face the challenges that lay before you and using this strength to overcome obstacles in ways that you never before thought possible.

"Stop rationalizing, stop stewing. Get up out of your chair and start doing."
— Denis Waitley

What can you do?

Remember, manifestation will only work when you have complete faith and belief in yourself. If you doubt, you will be no better off than you were before. It is best to start small and work your way up. First, begin by manifesting an hour of work completed. Then move on to half a day. Then move on to a full day. Over time, you will find that acquiring belief in yourself will become easier and easier, and you will find your concentration becoming better and better.

"The price of success is much lower than the price of failure."
— Thomas Watson

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