Someone recently asked me why I know that I will be successful when I undertake something, and the answer popped into my head so clearly that it astonished me. My response to him was, “Because of four key factors. . . ”

• I can envision the project in advance and see how I want it to unfold. I see it succeeding as I perceive it;
• I am willing to put in the effort that is required to bring it to fruition;
• I have faith in my intelligence, my intention to do something of value, my commitment to achieve it, and my good judgment that this fills a need;
• I have faith in the Universe and its willingness to respond to my desires and bring me what is in my highest good.

Or simply put:

Vision+Initiative+Faith in Self+Faith in Universe=Your Desired Outcome I call this the Conscious Creation Equation for Manifesting Success.

If you are practicing each of these concepts when you embark on a new endeavor, you will succeed. I have spent my life creating successful businesses, forming alliances, doing nonprofit work, and so on, by operating with these four elements as part of my day-to-day mindset. Let’s look at each of them a bit closer.

If you conceive a vision of something you want to start, you must have a passion for it—or else why do it? So you already begin with the high vibration energies of “birth” and “passion.” This gives any idea or project a great jumpstart.

But as you visualize it, you also place your focus on it. And as we know about the Universal Laws, what you focus upon is what you will manifest. By creating the high-frequency image in your mind and investing it with your emotion you are generating that “express mail package to the cosmic post office.”

When I first mentioned this equation to my friend, I used the term “hard work.” But then, I took that back and rephrased it. Why work hard? That’s absolutely not a necessity in the Universe that I am experiencing today. I can work smart. I can work with commitment. I can work with enthusiasm and passion. What I was trying to say was that I was willing to put in the initiative and the effort to make the project successful. But I can do that without “working
hard!” There is no reason to make anything “hard,” when we can work effectively and still work easily.

Faith in Self
This is a big one! People who believe in themselves tend to be very successful in all their endeavors. Each of us has great gifts, but to allow them to flower fully, you must appreciate and honor them with your belief. This is where you must actually take for granted how talented and smart you are—because the minute you start doubting, that’s when you allow failure to creep in. Now we are each evolving spiritually at different rates, so you may feel confident professionally but have lower self-esteem in your personal self-view. Where you feel confident is where you will likely see your success. So start taking stock of your assets and being grateful for them. These are the beacons that shine on the path to your success.

Count up your past great achievements—don’t overlook them. Build faith in yourself so you can use this as a springboard to future successes. Where are your skills—in your intellect, your creativity, your problem solving ability, your facility with people, your skill with numbers, your diplomacy, or perhaps your persistence? Keep your faith in yourself and you will be well rewarded.

Faith in the Universe
If you start from a premise that you are supported and that the Universe is just waiting to assist you in your success, you cannot fail. By demonstrating your faith, you are enabling the Universe to line up all the elements in your
favor, unblocked by your own doubt, fear, or feeling of separation from the Source. What this also does is tell the Universe that you are open to guidance. If there is a flaw in your plan, the Universe will let you know; it will either
tweak it on its own or steer you in a different direction. This high-frequency energy is a powerful ally that streamlines the path to success.

So this Conscious Creation Equation for Manifesting Success is very simple and unencumbered. You don’t need to make it any more complicated than this if you want to ensure the success of your endeavors. Do the math—then toast your achievement!

This article is excerpted from Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Dreams (Findhorn Press, 2011)

Author's Bio: 

Jackie Lapin tours the world teaching Practical Conscious Creation. She is the bestselling author of "The Art of Conscious Creation; How You Can Transform the World” and "Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires." Filled with specific and imaginative practices, Practical Conscious Creation offers 70 articles with step-by-step actions to achieve greater empowerment and a more satisfying lifestyle. To learn how to become a better, faster manifestor, secure a free chapter of “Practical Conscious Creation” or receive Jackie Lapin’s daily manifesting tips, visit

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