When you want something to change, one of the first things you do is ask yourself (and others) what you can do about it. If you can take action, you do. If you’re anxious, you may hold off until you feel safer.
The next thing you do is look for evidence that you have done the right thing or that change is happening. Many times you’ll get immediate satisfaction. For example, if you decide to organize a closet, you will begin to move objects around. You may decide to give away a couple of items. Even if it took you a couple of weeks to complete the project, you see progress after each block of time you work on it.
What about those desired changes that don’t give immediate results after you take action? How do you keep your spirit up while you wait for a sign that this goal is coming?
There are a few topics that I witness people getting frustrated about when they get focused on making a change. These common areas of change also happen to be the most important to everyone: health, relationships, and money. These areas of your life require you to change emotionally and mentally. You can take action, but if you haven’t changed the way you relate to the topic, progress can be slow or even get worse.
As you make the journey to shifting your beliefs, you’ll begin to take different actions in a very organic way. The next step is to look for evidence that you are making progress. It’s always there waiting for you to discover. All positive change is evidence, even if it’s teeny tiny. The more you expect positive evidence to be there, the more you will find it.
Evidence seekers beware: If you are still second guessing if your manifestation will come, your eyes may be looking for both positive and negative evidence. If you find evidence in some nook and cranny that looks like no progress is being made … drop it! Drop it fast, and continue to seek out the evidence that something, even one small thing, is going well.
Here’s how it can look:
Goal: Lose weight.
You begin by seeing the picture in your mind of how you want your body to look. Next envision how you want the journey to feel. You’re excited to finally handle this situation. You have also decided that dieting and exercising seven days a week for 1.5 hours is not your idea of inspired actions. But going out dancing and working in your garden is.
Day 5: You look in the mirror, and you feel like you’ve gained weight.
Knee jerk reaction: This isn’t working. I’m never going to be able to have the body I want. Maybe I should start counting calories, but that doesn’t feel good.
STOP! Look for positive evidence.
The hunt: It has been fun to enjoy food. I know that I’ve been feeling like I’m relaxing into letting my body find its perfect weight. I am noticing that my skin has cleared up, and that was something I desired, too. I guess I do have power over my body. Somebody yesterday did tell me that I was looking great.
If you search, you will always find positive evidence. If it’s your focus, you will see an abundance of it. Jot down positive evidence in a notebook. Soon there will be pages of evidence, and your manifestation will be there. Enjoy the process because it’s the process that leads to the manifestation.
What is an area you want to change and what is the first action step you can take?
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