The idiom, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst,” is drilled into our heads from a tender, young impressionable age. But how in the world can you wholeheartedly hope for the best while simultaneously preparing for the worst? It is the epitome of contradiction. In order to truly manifest your dreams and desires you have to believe without a shadow of a doubt that they will be yours. You have to prepare to receive them and have faith that someday your wishes will be fulfilled. Think about it: do you think that Serena Williams goes into a tennis match hoping that she will win but preparing in case she doesn’t? Hell no!
When you set out to get something done, you have to do it with full confidence that you will succeed. Of course we will suffer defeat and disappointment from time to time, but you can’t prepare for it. That makes no sense at all to think about losing when all of your energy should be focused on winning. The natural laws of attraction tell us that whatever you are truly prepared to receive is what you will receive. Nobody wants to be disappointed, so it is easy to prepare for defeat and when something does not go your way you can easily tell yourself, “See, I told you that wouldn’t work,” and you feel a certain sense of comfort in this defense tactic. What if we took a different approach toward achieving our goals and treated our Plan A as if it were the only possible plan and outcome? With every goal you are striving for, take a “by any means necessary” approach and only prepare for success.
When those times come and you find it hard to achieve a certain goal or find it hard to keep faith in your heart, stop praying on it and start preparing to receive it. Your entire mindset will change and the emotional energy that you create will shift and create a magnet of attraction for whatever it is that you want. If you are trying to have a baby, start to clean house and prepare for its arrival. Now I am not saying to go out and spend a bunch of money on baby clothes and furniture, but clean out the room that you intend on turning into a baby room. Clean it with intention. If you are looking to move into a larger place or just a different place, start to pack up things that you do not use often and with every box that you seal up, envision your new place and embrace that joyous energy that you create by thinking about it. Do what is needed to achieve the goal and whenever your faith waivers, take some time to create your vision and plan.
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~ Zig Ziglar