There are six steps to manifesting anything you want. These are simple, easy to follow instructions on how to manifest money, a job, a lover – whatever you so desire. The steps have been taken from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, written during the Great Depression. Hill worked with Andrew Carnegie, who was the richest man in the world at the time. Through Carnegie’s guidance, Hill interviewed 500 of the most successful men of the age about their paths to prosperity and compiled his findings into the book.
These steps can be found in nearly every personal finance guide out there, but with a lot more fluff and frills. The same steps can be used to manifest anything you want, whether that’s money, a car, a lover, a fulfilling career, a house, or anything else. If you can think it, it can manifest. Below, you will find the six steps with a brief overview of what they entail.
1. Create a clear and concise statement for your desire.
You must fix in your mind exactly what your life will look and feel like when your desire has manifested. If you want heaps of cash, be definite as to the exact amount. If you want a lover, create a list of their specific character traits and qualities. If you want a new job, see with absolute clarity what it would look and feel like to be in that position. In all cases, you must give no attention to the not-having of it, and instead focus on what it feels like to have that money, lover, job, etc., and feel it now.
That feeling state is of the utmost importance. You simply cannot manifest what you want when you are feeling negative, doubtful, fearful, or anything else that doesn’t resonate with total joy. You now must be selfish enough to care about how you feel, and think of the things that make you happy so that you can get in that good-feeling place. If you need help in feeling happy, or don’t know where to start, we have a great blog post that speaks on that topic called, “How Your Emotions Create Your Reality.”
2. Decide what you intend to give in return.
In no reality does there exist the concept of “something for nothing.” You must give in order to receive, so what will it be? For the desire of riches, you must give goods and services that provide value to your clients or customers. If you work a job and wish to advance, you must more than fill your present place and provide more value to your superiors than they give you in cash value. Same goes for business. For the desire of a lover, you must give love freely to receive it, and you can give this love to everyone you meet without ever saying a word.
3. Determine a definitive date for the manifestation of your desire.
There is a psychological connection with establishing a definitive date for having something and the manifestation of that desire. For example, “I will have one hundred thousand dollars by January 1, 2018,” is a much more powerful statement than, “I want more money.” The statement, when repeated, forges a neuropathway in the brain that causes the subconscious to act upon it as a set of instructions. The subconscious will then lead you to make the decisions that will bring you closer to your goal.
The vague statement, “I want more money,” may translate to you finding a penny on the street. There, you have more money! But that’s not exactly what you meant, is it? By stating what you wish to have and by when, you are giving the subconscious clear instructions on which to act. Be clear, be concise, and be definitive as to when you will have what you desire.
4. Create a plan of action.
Create a plan through which you will reach your desire. Now, you may not have any idea of how to do it at first, and that’s just fine. You set the wheels in motion by deciding on what you want, determining the value you will provide in return, and setting that definitive date for the manifestation of your desire. The plan will come to you as you become open to receiving it. It will come as an idea, or you might see a commercial or billboard that spurs you to take some action, or possibly a conversation with a friend will illuminate your next step.
Be vigilant, be open, and you will receive the plan. If you have some concept of how you will carry out a plan for your desire, go for it. Once you receive your plan, begin at once to put it into action and be adaptable as you move closer to your goal. You may need to shift course every now and again, which is completely normal.
5. Write out your statement.
This is where you take what you learned in the above sections and put it all together in a concise statement of intent. Write out a clear, straightforward statement of what you are specifically desiring (what it looks like and feels like to have the money/job/lover), the time frame for its manifestation, what you intend to give in return, and the plan through which you intend to see to its manifestation. Your statement should be written in the present tense and in positive language, and spoken when in a happy or peaceful mood.
6. Read the statement out loud.
Read your statement of intent every day, once in the morning when you wake up, and once before bed. While reading, see and feel yourself as already having what you desire. This is important, as the mind cannot distinguish between something real and something imagined. The repetition of your statement will create a neuropathway in your brain that will integrate your statement directly into your subconscious as a set of instructions to act upon.
If you walk through a wheat field, untouched by man, you will be able to see your path through, but the wheat will again return to its original, upright state. If you walk that same path over and over, the wheat will lie flat and a path will have been forged. So it is with the subconscious mind and your statement of intent.
Creating a Statement of Intent
We have a free, printable worksheet in PDF format available to aid you in creating your statement of intent. This worksheet guides you through each step, and features a blueprint at the end for an effective statement of intent.