Manifesting is the intentional creation of what you want your life. It’s a balance between energy and action. It’s not difficult to do–it’s as easy as creating a plan related to anything in your life, and achieving it. If you want a life filled with passion and purpose, focus on that from the very start. You can even manifest the career that’s perfect for you.
Following your heart is vital to living a joyful and authentic existence. But when you’re trying to manifest the perfect career, you also need to consider what your intentions are.
Is it possible to create a plan for your life like you would if you were remodeling a home? Can you form a strategy for the way you wish your life to unfold in the same way an author blocks out the plot for a novel?
When formulating a strategy, it’s important to remember that some things can’t be changed. Nobody is able to change their past. Their childhood experiences, parents, and siblings are already in place. All of your past experiences impact the person you have become.
So what you have is the now. The present is your new beginning. What happened to you before is your past. If your past was a painful one, it’s time to leave it in the past and move forward. If you’re fortunate enough to have experienced an enlightening or inspirational past, by all means possible incorporate your past experiences in your future plan!
Here are seven tips that will help you formulate a plan to manifest the career that is ideal for you.
- Be inspired. Nobody will be happy if they’re working in a career they hate. You may experience times where you’ve worked very hard, but you were in the wrong job for you. Everybody needs a source of income to sustain their lives.
It’s important for people to be working towards something. Find what inspires you. Discover what drives you. Take a serious look at what it is that you want to be doing. Understanding your strengths and interests can help you discover a way to turn them into an aspect of your career.
What is it that you love to do? Do you create things? Could that be turned into a career in graphic design, creative arts, architecture or writing? Or is it science or nature that you love? Are you a talented musician?
Look at your core being. When you know what it is that you love to do, you can start thinking about how to channel that passion into your future planning.
Note that some careers will require an education. If your desire is to help people as a nurse or a doctor, you’ll have to complete medical school. Most careers require some form of education. You may need financial resources to pay for classes, additional training for a new position, or further development of your personal skill set. Begin planning for the long term.
- Create a mental image of your plan. Once you’ve analyzed your passions, conceptualized your goals and thought through some of the details, it’s time to create an actionable strategy. Think of it as a blueprint that will get you from the abstract to the concrete. You have a general idea of what it is you want to do. Now it’s time to start filling in some of the blanks. Be as detailed as you can, and be sure to set milestones along the way.
- Focus your mental energy. Start thinking consciously in terms of your goals. It may help you to write them out, to create a personal vision board, or to incorporate meditation into your day-to-day routine. The end goal of this step is to help you be focused on the plan. Centering your energy and thoughts on your goal increases your chance of success.
Be aware and conscious of your thoughts and your plans. Eliminate as many distractions as you can, and focus on your top priority. It may surprise you, but some of the details may simply fall into place as you work on this step.
- Start taking action. So far, you have a plan; you’ve worked to center your thoughts on your priorities, and you’ve formulated a plan to make it all happen. Now it’s time to take action.
Let all of your research be the fuel that kick-starts the journey to your new life. The process of following the steps you’ve laid out will provide you with energy to continue in your efforts.
- Keep moving. The plan you’ve laid out is detailed, and you’ve included milestones to see your progress. Don’t overlook the small successes! Make sure that you’re doing something each day that moves you closer to your end goal. Celebrate every victory along the way.
If you need to add some intermediate steps in your plan to help you stick with it, go ahead and do it. Do whatever it takes to keep you on track. When you’re successful in your plan, it’s because you’ve achieved small successes along the way. Each day should provide some evidence of success. Maintaining your course just moves you a step closer to your end goal.
- Be flexible. When you need to, be accommodating and make corrections and modifications to your plan as you go. Remember that altering your course at any point is just fine.
As you encounter obstacles along the way, the easiest way past them may be to forge ahead in a direction that’s different from the one you originally plotted. Changes may be necessary upon re-examination of your goals and actions.
You may become aware of what looks like a shortcut that you weren’t aware of when you first plotted your course. Set new ways to move forward.
- Make it a team effort. Open yourself to all the support you have available. As you manifest your new life, take advantage of what can be offered by the people around you. Listen to co-workers, professional associates, supervisors, teachers, mentors, coaches and anyone else who can help you reach your goals.
These steps can be used to discover your ideal career path and make it happen for you. As you work towards your goal, remember to be consistent and stay organized. With your life plan in place, you’re set yourself on a good track. Even if you’ve been discouraged by obstacles, you can use these steps to start over. It’s never too late to start!