The #1 Reason Manifestors Give Up
I’ve been in this gig long enough to have seen plenty of aspiring conscious creators give up their manifesting efforts.
(Including those who knew the material well enough that they coached others on it!)
Why do some people get so discouraged at creating their own reality that they throw in the towel?
I’ve got thoughts on that, which I share with intentions that none of us fall prey to these pitfalls:
1. They’re rolling solo.
When no one else in your world believes that we can create our own reality, and indeed when surrounded by those who ridicule that perspective, it’s challenging to thrive with the practice.
Some folks are pros at being on the down low as deliberate creators, happy to keep their secret to themselves so as not to ruffle the feathers of conventional thinkers around them, but for others it’s a nail in their manifesting coffin.
If it weighs heavily on you that no one else believes or practices what you want to believe and practice, get some new friends. There are plenty of us out there!
2. They don’t really get it.
The introduction some people get to conscious creation leads them to believe they’re supposed to feel good all the time, or never again have a negative thought.
Others are relying on what they learned from The Secret, which left a few folks scratching their heads about how it all works. (I personally loved the movie, but in truth I was already LOA savvy when I saw it.)
My suggestion: sample some other LOA material. There’s tons of free stuff out there that’ll teach you the ins and outs in no time. It’s just a matter of finding something you click with.
3. It contradicts their core belief.
Those who are married to the idea that life is a big test, designed to teach us lessons and give us chances to prove our worthiness in order to earn the reward in the afterlife – those folks may find the principles underlying conscious creation are out of line with their perspective on life.
And for that reason they may find this whole LOA stuff a big turn off.
For anyone that’s true for, all I can say is more power to you. We each get to choose for ourselves.
4. They don’t want to risk disappointment.
It sucks to fail. So much so that sometimes we just avoid it altogether by not going for it.
Some folks study the material endlessly without ever engaging it out of an unconscious reluctance to risk disappointment.
My tip: it’s just like learning to walk – we’re likely to fall on our faces a few times before we get the hang of it. It’s just part of the process; don’t let it take you out of the game.
5. They think it’s too hard.
There are some folks who think that managing their focus and paying attention to how they feel is more work than it’s worth, so they rely on traditional action to try to make things happen in their world.
No sweat if that’s your preference. Know that if you ever get tired of that routine, the law of attraction will always be waiting for you to leverage it into manifesting your dreams come true.
6. They try too hard.
Unhappy journeys don’t have happy endings, so if someone works too hard on their manifesting processes, it can backfire.
In that case, giving up might be the best thing you could do! Getting back to a place where you can take a breather might be just the ticket you need to let good things unfold.
7. Old habits die hard.
For some it’s not that they consciously choose against manifesting powers, it’s that they aren’t conscious at all and they just let old habits rule the day.
All we have to do in that scenario is nurture some self-awareness and be kind to ourselves in the process. The whole world is waking up so this gets easier and easier every day.
But the #1 reason I’ve seen would be manifestors turn their back on LOA work is that:
8. They don’t get results fast enough.
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard someone’s story about how they read about the law of attraction and decided they were going to manifest a new job (or house, or boyfriend, or whatever) and when it didn’t happen within the next five days they concluded it didn’t work.
Look, sometimes we get lightning fast results and sometimes it takes a while longer to come into alignment with what we want.
Just because your best friend got what she wanted overnight, or just because the person you listened to in that interview had it happen in a flash doesn’t mean it will be the same way for you.
I have some manifesting projects that are proving to be long haulers, and others that happen within days and even hours.
To get some confidence and inspiration back you might try a practice project just to remember how easy it can be.
And know that every time you engage this work, you’re getting better and better at it.
The rewards are well worth sticking it out for.
Did you ever feel like giving up on LOA? If you’ve got any tips for those struggling to see results with their manifesting efforts, please share!