According to Daniel G. Amen, MD, a clinical neuroscientist and psychiatrist, manifestation is a proven way to help you “match your behavior to your goals.” He shared that “focusing on your goals sparks brain activity, especially in the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain involved in planning, forethought, and follow-through.” By focusing more on what you’re working toward, your brain subconsciously begins to plan and look for opportunities to be successful.
Managing your mind is an important step to being successful with any goal. Not only do you become more open to and aware of opportunities, but you also are more likely to take the right actions. Even if you are doing “all the right things” to reach your goal, your mindset will still affect your results. Let me give an example.
Say you want to start your own business, and you’re “doing everything right.” By that I mean, you’ve found your suppliers, you hired good people, your product is of good quality, and you made a good marketing plan. Even in this case, if you don’t believe you can be successful or you have any doubt about your business, you will subconsciously hint at this doubt in every company action. It will be passed from you to your team, and then to your customers, and it will become difficult to make sales.
If you don’t believe in yourself, you will subconsciously convince others in subtle ways not to believe in you either. This goes for work as well. If you aren’t confident in your position, you probably won’t get a raise, even when you’re doing good work.
Working to manifest a healthy mindset about your goals will help you align your actions and intentions to be more effective. That way when you’re “doing all the right things” to work on your goals, you’ll also be sending yourself and others “all the right ideas” about your hard work.