Why Is My Manifestation Not Working? 8 Possible Reasons

By Mia Fox
By Mia Fox

Bestselling Manifestation Book Author of 'Become the CEO of Your Dream Life'

You want to manifest all that stuff you desire, and everyone around you seems to be successful and understands how to make the Law of Attraction work. But no matter how hard you try, it just isn’t working for you. Is it you? Does the universe not like you and is purposely making sure you don’t receive what you want? 

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If you are asking yourself often: Why is manifesting not working for me? You might get frustrated after a while. I get that. It is easy to take things personally when the law of attraction is not working the way we want. If you’re wondering why manifesting is not working for you, this post is for you. 

Learn here the top reasons why manifesting is not working for you. And how to fix them!


You Are Ignoring Your Manifestation Blocks

When your manifesting isn’t working it could be that you still have an abundance block standing in your way. To become truly aligned with the universe (your subconscious mind) and your dreams and goals, you need to make sure that you address all major manifestation blocks first.

You may know the famous quote from the book The Secret: “Ask, Believe, Receive”?

To believe has not only something to do with your beliefs or limiting beliefs; I see this part as rather holistic. Because in order to really believe that you can achieve your goals and also to be open to receive them, it often takes some groundwork.

I even go one step further with my signature manifesting process, which I teach in my manifesting book. Because in my years of experience as a coach, I’ve learned that it’s important to address your manifesting blocks before you even set your goals (ask).

That’s why I flipped the script and take care that you work on all major abundance blocks before you start with the manifesting process. And that’s why my manifestation technique always brings results.

You Still Have Some Major Limiting Beliefs

If you’re wondering why manifestation works for some people, but you’re having trouble, maybe you still have some big limiting beliefs to work on. 

As mentioned above, limiting beliefs are one of the manifesting blocks you should address before you start the process.

Any underlying limiting beliefs will keep you in place, with little progress.

You do not need to be 100% perfect in your thinking. However, you do need to believe, on a subconscious level that you deserve what you want.

You need to be confident and open to receiving it.

If you’re stuck in an old familiar limiting pattern, then you need to address it before your energy can align with what you desire. Journaling or meditation are both great tools for self-reflection, that will help you to identify your limiting beliefs and make that so needed mindset switch.

You Try to Manifest Against Someone’s Will

If manifesting a specific person to do something (like calling you, or asking you for a date) is not working, then you may be missing the point of attraction. If a particular person wants the same things that you want, then you will naturally attract them.

But, consider this. If you are trying to manifest a specific person against their will, you are broadcasting the frequency of lack.

If your mindset blossomed with abundance, you would not need to attract a particular person because there are plenty of options that will be perfect for you.

Instead of putting all of your focus on a single person, focus on the feelings and the attributes you’re hoping to manifest. You may find out that the person you’re trying to manifest was never the right one in the first place, and you are attracting a person WAY better for you.


You Are Not Setting the Right Kind of Goals

You may have been asking the divine energy for the things you want most. Usually, this is in the form of goals. But merely writing your goals down on a piece of paper and forgetting about them is not going to get you very far.

To make your manifestation work, you need to set the right types of goals.

There are three types of goals that will help you manifest your dream life. They are breakthrough goals, result goals, and process goals.

Breakthrough goals are BIG. They are inspiring and kick your butt out of bed in the morning. They should be so exciting and enticing that you can’t wait to get to work in the morning.

With breakthrough goals, you are trying to create a vastly better life for yourself, and you should set them to inspire you, and get you going.

Result goals are a little more specific. Where a breakthrough goal is lofty and vague, for example: attract the partner of my dreams, a results goal would look something like: “I want to be in the perfect place emotionally, physically, and spiritually by this day next year so I can be the perfect partner for my dream person.”

They are more specific and give you an actual timeline to work with.

Process goals are the daily action steps you will take. What habits will you take on every day that are going to turn you into the perfect partner for someone? Process goals will look a lot like a daily to-do list where you can feel yourself progressing and achieving.

Set these types of goals, and you will have a much better chance of manifesting everything you want. 

How to set the right goals, goals that activate the law of attraction, is a topic I cover a lot in my bestselling manifestation book

You Are Impatient

Are you trying to force something to manifest in your life?

Remember, whatever frequency you’re vibrating on is the frequency you’re attracting.

If you’re impatient, it signifies that you need something. When you need something, you are in lack. Get out of scarcity and trust the process.

The universe loves to do things quickly and with less resistance. When you let go of your time constraints of impatience, it allows the naturally loving flow of energy to come to you.

Speed happens when it is natural. Not when it is forced.

Still, I can understand that you might get impatient with your manifestations, I’m a very impatient person myself.  That’s why I have a special treat for you, my best 10 tips to manifest faster.


Not Taking Action

Another reason why the law of attraction isn’t working for you may be that you are focusing too much on merely believing and not on taking action. 

We are taught that as long as you believe, then you will receive it. At least that’s what books like The Secret are teaching us, right?

This is true if you’re taking steps to achieve. Taking action IS receiving.

On top of believing, you must follow your inspired action and make progress when you come up with ideas to achieve your goals. Belief is the first part of the process that will change your vibration.

But when you start to take action, you will be in real life motion towards actualizing your desires.

That’s why I teach in my manifesting book “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life” how to activate the universal law of action. I believe that this law is more powerful than the law of attraction itself, and it will make all the difference for your manifestation success.

I explain more about the law of action, and how to use it in your manifestation, in the first chapter of my book, and when you sign up here, I send it to you for free.

You’re Not Using the Right Tools

Manifestation tools work wonders when you’re using them correctly. Remember that the right tool for some people is not the right one for others.

One person may be best off using visualization instead of affirmations. Another person may benefit from both. The important thing is to try out the different law of attraction tools and figure out which ones cause your energy to change.

Between NLP, hypnosis, visualization, meditation, EFT, and affirmations, you should be able to find the right tools for you. When you find it, you’ll feel the way you want to feel comfortable, and you’ll see your inner life begin to change, prompting outer change.

About choosing the right manifesting tools, and how to use them properly, I talk a lot in my manifesting book.

You Don’t Know How to Implement The Manifesting Steps Properly

If you follow the manifestation steps correctly, they will work. If you’re going about them improperly, then you may be having a little bit of trouble.

Merely reading about the law of attraction will not make it work for you.  You need to follow the steps to change your subconscious mind, work on your manifestation blocks (one by one), set the right kind of goals, and ultimately take inspired action.

Practicing the law of attraction is an evolving endeavor. As you learn and work with it more and more, you will uncover nuances that you may not have fully understood before.

Do you feel that you need some more guidance to make manifesting working for you? Then you should read my book. This helped thousands of women, just like you.

How to Still Get What You Want Even When Your Manifestation Isn’t Working

I know how demotivating it can be when you have really tried everything, and still, your manifestation isn’t working.

So when manifesting is not working for you, don’t just give up. After all, you know that when you manifest your dreams and you finally get what you want, your life changes for the better.

And you know what? You are right. And you deserve ONLY the best!

So when our manifestation isn’t working the way we like, it just means that something is still not aligned as it should. And we need to find an alternative way to make our dreams come true.

This can be with fixing one of the above-mentioned points or by reflecting on your desired outcome (is your WHY still strong enough, and your intention right…?)

I know that manifestation, goal-setting, and personal development can be very overwhelming topics when you start out. That’s why I created the SelfMadeLadies.Community. My goal here is to help women all over the world to learn how to manifest their dream life.

Trust me, once you get the basics right and you master your abundance blocks, manifesting becomes like second nature. That’s why it’s so important that you get all the help you need in learning the process and creating your own personal manifestation routine.

And I love to give you that first big step for free today. Just click the button below to sign up for the free chapter of my book, and learn the real secret behind The Secret. Including my bulletproof plan on how manifesting your dreams works every single time.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mia Fox is a bestselling author, founder & CEO of the SelfMadeLadies Community. After a decade as an NLP coach, helping women to overcome their abundance blocks and turning big dreams into reality, she started her manifestation blog in 2018. Since then, she has helped millions of readers with her practical manifesting tips, and wrote her bestselling manifestation book “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life,” which turned into an award-winning transformational program, teaching students in over 222 countries worldwide how they can transform their lives with self-coaching. Read more about Mia Fox here.

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