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10 Most Common Manifesting Mistakes To Avoid (And How To Fix Them)

If you're familiar with the law of attraction then you're likely aware of how powerful the tool of manifesting can be. It's meant to be a rather straightforward process where you get in vibrational harmony with what you want, visualize it, write it down, attract it and let it in. It should be easy enough, yet many of us are still pretty far from manifesting our dreams.

If you're getting frustrated with the manifesting process, you're likely making these common mistakes. But don't worry, we'll tell you how to fix them.

Starting From A Place That Isn't Gratitude

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You need to be grateful for what you already have before you can even appreciate more. Gratitude allows you to shift your mind from thinking out of scarcity to thinking out of abundance. If you already feel rich, then you can only get richer.

An easy way to start is to journal down every night three simple things you were grateful for that day. It can be your cup of coffee, your home, or that the sun shined bright. You will grow an appreciation for what you already have, and increase your vibrations.

Saying Without Feeling

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Knowing what you want and putting it out there fr the universe is a great first step, but it's not enough. You need to actually feel it and experience it so that you can act as though you already have it. This puts you in a place where you are open to receive. It shows the universe that you are ready.

To do this ask yourself how you feel as the version of yourself who already has what you want. Visualize where you are, and how it looks as if you're already there. Are you confident where you are? Embody those feelings as you carry on through the day.

Changing Your Mind

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For a manifestation to take form it needs to stay consistent. You can't manifest a boat one day and a car the next. You need to have an image already in your mind of what your manifestation looks like and to keep it long enough for it to come about.

To fix this you can make a vision board, or write the same manifestation over and over as a reminder and source of purpose.

Failing To Take Aligned Action

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Although you shouldn't worry too much about the "how" as it's limiting, people often expect things to come to them without doing any of the work. You need to understand what exactly you're asking from the universe so that you can determine your goals.

Then you need to take the steps required to achieve them so that you can align yourself with the universe and meet it halfway. Once you're in total alignment, it will take care of the rest for you.

Not Knowing What You Want

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You would be surprised at how many people are focused on instant gratification rather than taking the time to figure out what would actually make them happy on a long term. The first real step of manifesting is to not only explore what you want, but why you want it. Is it a need? Is it selfish? Will it truly better your life?

Once you determine what it is that you want most, then you can spend your energy wisely on asking for it.

Asking For Too Many Things At The Same Time

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Think of what happens when you try to multi-task. Sure, you get it all done but never to the extent of how well it could be done if you focused on it. It works the same way with the law of attraction. If you focus on too many desires at the same time, you end up dividing your attention and splitting your energy. You may only end up getting pieces of what you want, or simply feel like you're so close but they're still out of reach.

Instead learn to prioritize. Focus on what it is that you want most and don't move on from it till you receive it.

Focusing On What You Don't Want

If you think of the worst-case scenarios, the ifs, and the buts, you end up thinking in terms of lack. You take yourself to a place of fear. You might even end up manifesting your own projections and inviting in exactly what you didn't want. You need to clear your mind by eliminating words and images that don't align with your desires.

You can actually rewire your brain to believe you already have what you do want through repetition. Continue to look at your vision board, or write down your desires over and over, and you'll subconsciously trick your brain.​

Not Being Specific Enough

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You can enrich your manifestation the more that you hone in on the details. This makes it clear and tangible. For instance you can say "I want more money" and get a dollar raise or you can say " I am grateful for attracting $6900 that I can use to travel to Thailand for my honeymoon.

This gives your goal a time and place that it can actually manifest within

Not Matching Your Desires On A Vibrational Level

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Remember that like attracts like, just like misery likes company. You need to make sure you're not stuck in an environment or relationship that is dragging you down. Let go of anything or anyone that feels like it's on low vibration to you.

Instead, match the energy of what you want by surrounding yourself with the people and things that actually make you feel happy and inspired. Spend time with someone you look up to or decorate your apartment so it feels like home, until you feel at peace and uplifted by where you are.

Not Trusting The Timing

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Haven't you heard that all good things come to those who wait? The key to manifesting is patience. Trust that it will come to you when you are in the best place to receive it. Welcome the obstacles along the way as they are testing and teaching you what you need to receive it.

Some manifestations take longer than others, but just trust that if you're flexible with it coming later rather than sooner, its timing will always be just perfect.

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