I have to admit something, I am new to manifesting. I love the idea of it, the idea that our thoughts become things. I love the idea that we create our own reality and all of our wildest dreams really are attainable. But, as much as I love the idea, the reality of holding the key to my own destiny is a little terrifying to me. I’ve lived my life knowing that things happen for a reason. Someone like me might be labeled as a slightly negative person, but I like to think I am more of a realist. I have gone through life with the general philosophy of ‘hope for the best, but expect the worst.” I feel that this idea of knowing and accepting the negative side of things have kept me living a pretty safe life. Somehow life seems a bit easier to think that I have no control of anything, and whatever happens to me is just random luck and there is nothing I can do to change it. I have a job that I enjoy, an amazing husband and three awesome children. Life is good. But, now my eyes have been opened to the knowledge that my good life can be even better. Life can be everything I have ever dreamed with my amazing husband and three awesome kids.
I know what my dreams are, and now I know what I can do to achieve them. But, just when I think I am ready to take the leap of faith and put my trust in the Universe, the realist side of me pipes in. Doubt starts to fill my head, faith starts dwindling and my negative thoughts start to creep in. Who do I think I am? I’m not good enough. I can’t do this.
Manifestation proves that living the life of our dreams is a choice that we all can make. But, taking that leap of faith isn’t always as easy as it might seem. Sometimes people like me need to see the choices laid out in front of them, weigh the options and determine if they are ready to take the leap.
Do nothing: This is definitely the safest and easiest option. Taking the leap of faith might be too scary. The ‘what if’s’ are too much to overcome. The outcome is known, and there is no chance for failure. Since I am doing nothing the outcome will be nothing. I will keep dreaming and wishing, but not actually doing. It feels safer.
I take the leap and everything turns out just as I hoped. Life is amazing, my dreams have manifested and I am living the life I have always dreamed.
I take the leap and things turn out even better than I could have dreamed! My wildest dreams are not only coming true, but the reality of my dreams are even better than I could have hoped for! Oprah and I are friends, I take my private plane to my international book signings, I dance with Ellen before she interviews me! My real life is even better than my dreams.
Things don’t work out the way I planned at all. I crash and burn. My ideas are a flop and everything I have worked so hard for seems to have blown up in my face. My ego was right, I can’t do this.
But, there is an Option #5:
Maybe this leap of faith wasn’t the leap that leads to my dream. This idea had to crash and burn so I could be led to a new opportunity. Because my first idea failed, I was led to a new idea, new people, new opportunities and this new idea are where my dreams come true. Sometimes we have to trust that good or bad, the Universe is leading us to where we need to be, when we need to be there.
So, when all of the options are laid out on the table, are you ready to take the leap and manifest your best life?
I know I am!