The core of any effective method for manifesting change revolves around 2 things — belief and intention.
This is true whether we're talking about affirmations, visualization, prayer, EFT, Reiki, or anything else.
Belief and intention.
In fact, the core process could be described in the form of an affirmation like this:
I can ________, and I will.
An example: I can be happy, and I will.
If you can approach your goals with this type of thinking, then you're well on your way to achieving them.
This is why some folks are naturally more successful than others. Because they have a firm belief in themselves, and are willing to do whatever it takes to reach their goals.
Those who seem to always struggle without success tend to approach their goals with the attitude of, "Well, it would be nice if I could _________, but it probably won't work."
You may have heard the phrase, "go big or go home."
There's a similar one that says, "be bold or go home."
What these phrases indicate is that the odds of our successfully reaching a goal are directly proportional to the degree that we are committed to making it happen.
Are you committed to reaching your goals?
Are you truly willing to do "whatever it takes" to manifest them into reality?
It's only when you are TOTALLY committed to reaching your goals that Life gets out of your way and starts helping you.
Not sure what goal you should be working towards?
That's easy. Go after happiness. Decide that you're going to be happy, no matter what.
You'd be amazed at how powerful this one goal can be.