Why Doesn’t Manifesting Work? (9 Reasons + How To Fix Them)

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If you’re already giving manifesting, a go but it’s not working, don’t worry – you’re not alone! There are plenty of reasons why manifesting isn’t as easy as planting a seed and watering it occasionally. So, why doesn’t manifesting work?

Manifesting doesn’t work when you are not properly visualizing what you want or when you think it’s too hard to manifest. You might have doubts in your mind that might be holding you back from manifesting. It might also not work if you don’t know what to ask for or if you can’t keep focus to get it.

Given below are nine main reasons why manifesting doesn’t work.

REASON 1: You don’t really want what you say you want.

One of the most common reasons why manifesting doesn’t work is when you don’t really want what you say you want.

If you’re not really sure, it’s better to stop now and think about it. If you go ahead with manifesting, the chances are that what will come to you will not be what you really desire.

If your thoughts and feelings are in alignment, manifestation might work for you, but if they are out of alignment, they won’t have any effect on your manifestation.

To fix this, you must:

  • Be clear about what you want.
  • Work hard to get what you want.

REASON 2: You don’t have enough faith and confidence in manifesting.

You doubt that manifesting will work. Manifesting requires a lot of faith and confidence to bring something into your reality.

Manifesting requires a lot of effort too. It requires you to focus and make changes in your life.

This might be the reason why you’re not able to manifest what you want.

To fix this, you must:

  • Believe that it’s possible to manifest what you want and that it will happen.
  • Take action towards getting what you want and stop thinking about it.
  • Practice positive affirmations and visualization techniques to manifest what you want.

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REASON 3: You don’t know how to clear your mind.

Manifesting requires you to be open and willing to receive what comes into your life. If you’re not able to clear your mind, manifesting won’t work for you.

To fix this, do the following:

  • Clear out the clutter in your mind, emotions, and energy.
  • Practice relaxation techniques.
  • Try mediation every day for at least 15 minutes.
  • Be open and willing to receive what you want in your life.

REASON 4: You’re not visualizing your desires properly.

You have a tendency of not visualizing what you want properly and accurately. Visualizing will allow you to see your goals in your mind and make it possible for you to get them.

To fix this, follow the points below:

  • Visualize every detail of your desire.
  • Ask yourself how it is going to look like.
  • Create an image of how it will be once you achieve your goal.

REASON 5: You’re not setting realistic goals.

You want to manifest something that’s impossible for you to get or it’s too big for you to handle. Don’t set unrealistic goals and expect them to happen – that won’t be possible.

To fix this, follow the points below:

  • Set realistic goals for yourself.
  • Make your goal specific and clear.
  • Create a plan of action on how you will achieve your goal.
  • Create smaller steps towards your goal and focus on them one at a time.

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REASON 6: You’re not focusing on what’s important to you.

You tend to focus on things that don’t really matter to you.

Focussing on what’s important to you is essential in manifesting what you want because you need to know what your desires are for them to manifest.

To fix this, follow the points below:

  • Focus only on what’s important and of value to you.
  • Learn more about yourself, your needs, and your wants.
  • Don’t be persuaded by anyone (friends, family members, colleagues, etc.).
  • Know your identity and what makes you who you are.
  • Stay away from negative people and people that can hurt your passion.
  • Think of why you are living a life.

REASON 7: You’re not taking action to get what you want.

You procrastinate and fear getting what you want. You want to manifest big things in your life, but you don’t take any action towards them. To fix this, follow the points below:

  • Schedule time for your goal every day.
  • Take action towards making it happen every day.
  • Do something every day that might get you what you want.

REASON 8: You think manifesting is hard work.

Some people feel that manifesting is hard work – it’s not! It’s meant to be enjoyed. It’s meant to make your life easier and happier.

You will get stressed if you think that manifesting is hard work and that it’s super difficult to reach your goal.

To fix this, follow the points below:

  • Get rid of negative thoughts.
  • Imagine how happy you’ll be when you reach your goal.
  • If you do get negative thoughts, replace them with positive ones.
  • Use at least one affirmation every day.

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REASON 9: You’re too worried about the outcome or the process of manifesting.

You think that manifesting will be easy, and it’s going to happen overnight. You worry and think too much about the process of manifesting. So it’s hard for you to relax and focus on getting what you want.

To fix this, follow the points below:

  • Be patient – it’s going to take time.
  • Do some exercises every day and practice positive thinking.
  • Be open and flexible about the outcome you want.
  • Don’t worry too much about how things are going to happen in your life.
  • Focus on getting what you want and not the process of manifesting.