In 1974 a good friend of mine talked me into building a house. I mean he talked me into actually building it myself.

Can you imagine what a sales job he did on me to convince me I could do it?

No, I had never built anything prior. I barely knew which end of the hammer to hold, but he assured me it would be easy.

Well, it wasn’t. I still can’t believe I started on it.

Last week I suggested you collect pictures of what you want to create and attract into your life.

Here’s why that’s important…

Before I built that house I drove around and took pictures of houses that were similar to what I wanted to build.

Then I sat down and started drawing the details of the floor plan. I went through reams of graph paper drawings. Remember, I had never done anything like this in my life….

I had to talk to a lot of people about what I needed to do and how to do it.

I had to figure out how wide a doorway is.
What is a wall made out of?
What’s under a carpet?
How do I figure out a foundation?

The task was daunting, and my list of questions was endless.

But, believe it or not, I did it.
Want to see a picture of it? Here it is:

hay house

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because two weeks ago I told you I used to believe things happened magically. I’ve known a lot of others who believed this too. Especially, after the movie and book called “The Secret” came out.

Well, when I built that house it wasn’t by magic.

If you’ve ever worked on a project or built something you know it takes a lot more than wishful thinking. Now the 3rd all-important secret to manifesting abundance is:

Put your vision into action. You can’t just sit around dreaming about it.

Once you map out a plan then you need to keep yourself focused on the result you wish to manifest, and clear any obstacles to that manifestation.

To do that I suggest you stop what you are doing 3X a day and ask yourself if each thing you are spending time on is leading to what you want!

Don’t read over that too fast! It’s key.

It may seem obvious, but you probably do a lot of things everyday that are not leading you to your goal, and you’ve got to figure that out.

Most people are focused on what they don’t want and that is where their creative energy goes. Once you get focused on what you do want, there is no energy going into what you don’t want so your obstacles will dissolve.

Next week I’ll go into a way to take control of the creation process and tap into the universal support system that will be the wind beneath your wings.