by Cricket Wingfield, MD

Do you find yourself longing for something different, yet things stay the same? Like you’re on a road trip with no destination? Sometimes, that’s exactly what’s needed when you’re exploring on a vacation, but that’s not the way to achieve your goals and manifest your dreams! Here are 3 tips to help achieve your goals and access the power of manifestation.

1.   Get clear on what your dream life looks like

When you imagine your dream life, what do you see? Get really specific, with as much detail as you can muster, in all the areas of your life. If you’re longing for something different, but don’t know yet what your dream life looks like, then start paying attention to what makes you feel good and sparks your interest.

Do you want the big house and the maintenance that comes with it, or the turnkey lifestyle of an apartment or condo? Do you want to travel with a backpack in the beauty of the wilderness or luxuriate at a 5-star resort? Your subconscious mind can get to work and support you when you’re clear.

2.   See yourself living your dream life

Create a vision board, or dream board, with words and images of your dream life, and put your own picture in it. Use positive thoughts and positive affirmations to harness the power of manifestation, and a growth mindset. Start thinking of yourself as someone who can and will have the life you want. Not someone else’s idea of what’s right for you, or the limiting beliefs that may be lingering in your mind. You are someone who can have what you want if you’re willing to focus on what you want, and activate your energy to achieve your goals.

3.   Get into action

Once you are clear about what you want, and start seeing yourself in your dream life, it’s time to start step by step goal setting. While positive thoughts and positive affirmations will help raise your vibration to align with your goals and set you up for success,  to manifest your dreams you still must to pull yourself up off the couch and take action. Your vision board is a micro action to support the macro actions in your life.

If you look at where you want to go and it seems overwhelming, ask yourself, “What’s the very first step I can take to improve each area of my life?” Start with one step, and then ask yourself again, “What’s the very next step?” You’ll find the trajectory of your life changing, and moving in the right direction to manifest your dreams.

As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles, begins with the first step.” Start your journey today.