Desire is the thing that keeps people alive in seemingly hopeless circumstances.
A concentration camp victim in the Second World War who became famous for his work after the war in the field of human psychology, Victor Frankl, explained how some people stayed alive in the most appalling conditions because of their desire to see their home again, or their family, or because of their sheer willpower to survive.
Others gave up easily, yet their physical condition was no worse than the survivors: they just lacked the hope and desire that gave others the motivation to survive. They literally had nothing to live for. Or at least, they didn’t have the desire to keep them alive.
Sure, that’s an extreme example, but it serves to make the point that desire is one of the most powerful motivating forces in the human mind.
So no matter what you want, you have to find some way to instil the desire to make it happen, to drive your manifestation.
And one way to do this is to think about the benefits of getting what you want.
So, for example, if you wanted to be in a romantic relationship, then you would have to go some way beyond the idea that “it would be nice to be in a relationship”.
What specifically would excite you about the prospect being in a relationship: would it be the prospect of marriage, romance, wonderful sex, companionship, children…?
Only you know what it is that fuels your desire. Your wish to manifest something.
And of course, it follows that if you can’t find enough things that are exciting and powerful enough for you to put the energy and manifestation, then you may well not achieve your goal.
And you won’t achieve your goal if you think it’s a great idea now, but in a couple of weeks’ time you somehow lose your enthusiasm and passion for it.
Having identified the reasons why you really want something, you need to think about those reasons regularly – and get excited about them!
And the more ways you can find of reinforcing the feelings of excitement and anticipation that will fuel your desire to make your goal manifest, the better.
So you might cut out photographs that represent your objective, and look at them every day, spending time feeling the emotion that might be associated with having that objective in your life. (That’s what people call a Vision Board.)
Or you might record an MP3 speaking of the advantages and excitement that you would feel after manifesting something successfully, and play it yourself in a hypnotic state every day.
You might think about how achieving your goal could make your life better, and improve the lives of people around you.
By focusing on the excitement and anticipation and benefits of achieving your goal, you can increase your desire and maintain it at a high level.
And when you do that, you’re much more likely to be successful manifesting.
Wishy-washy “wanting” simply won’t cut the mustard.
Get real here! The life you’re living right now is not a rehearsal. It’s the only one you’re going to get.
And if you’re going to get what you want in your life, then you have to be serious about manifestation.
You have to stop the distractions. You have to maintain focus. You have to have a good reason for actually getting what you want to manifest.
You have to have a clear plan of how you’re going to manifest anything.
And of course more than anything else, you have to know what it is that you want – and why you want it.
But the point is that once you know why you truly want to manifest your goal, you can begin working more powerfully by continually sending the right messages to your subconscious mind.
And that will inform your subconscious you are serious about manifesting your objective, so it will help you achieve whatever you wish to have in your life.
Let me make something clear to you: you’re going to greatly increase the chance of getting what you want by focusing on it, and acting “as if” you already have it in your grasp.
Do you think, for example, Nelson Mandela would have achieved freedom for the indigenous populations of South Africa if, for all those years that he was imprisoned in jail, he’d been thinking about defeat rather than victory?
The answer is obvious, isn’t it?
But what you might not appreciate is that even allowing doubts to creep in can be destructive of your success in manifesting what you want.
Indeed, I’ve heard it said that perhaps “even the slightest doubt” will stop you getting what you want to manifest.
I’m not sure I completely believe that, but I do know that the more you focus on the achievement of what you want, the more likely you are to get it.
The more energy and desire you can summon up for your objective, the more likely it is that the universe will manifest it for you.
The more you are able to direct the focus of your subconscious mind, the more likely you will get what you want.
And the more intense the desire you feel for a certain outcome, the more likely it is to manifest in your life.
If you truly want to live a particular kind of life then you will make the effort to sustain your desire for your goals.
And if you discover that they aren’t quite right for you, then you can adjust them: in fact, that’s quite a normal process – if you find you going off track you bring yourself back onto the right track.
But make no mistake about it – manifesting successfully requires your constant attention to whatever you’re trying to achieve.
And that attention is needed for only 10 or 15 minutes twice a day – not a high price to ask for a life that will look very different when you have manifested your goals, surely?
No – and you still need to commit to doing it.
Can you do that, right here, right now? Are the goals, objectives and outcomes that you claim you want in your life sufficiently powerful for you to find the time to focus on them twice a day during visualization sessions?
Are those goals and objectives sufficiently powerful and important for you to find ways of increasing your desire to have them in your life?
You need to decide that right here, right now.