Life didn’t come with a guidebook – we often write it as we go along, and sometimes we fudge it! But the more guidelines and wisdom we have, the better we can navigate through the field of material reality to manifest the life of our dreams.

For most, things don’t always come easy – but we’re always attracting what we need for our spiritual growth. Ultimately it’s our habits that define our destiny.

Here are 10 ways you can ensure you’re attracting abundance – no matter what it is that you seek.

1. Follow your heart

Live a more satisfying life by letting your heart guide you.

Your heart is tender, kind and guided by meaningful choices. It’s much more likely to do the right thing, rather than make a self-serving ego-dominant decision.

2. Tune into your soul

Fear doesn’t reside in the soul. It exists for inspiration and clarity. The soul gives you a calling and it’s your unique signature and essence. Follow it, and stay true to yourself. If you’re struggling to hear its call, practice mindfulness. Surrender to the simplicity and flow of your soul.

3. See the big picture

Don’t get stuck on the small things. Focus on what’s really important and how you can get what you want out of life.

Create a system that works for you. Being organized helps you define your goals, and by breaking them up into bite-size chunks, you’ll be on the right path to achieving them.

4. Develop emotional self-mastery

“Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.”  – Yogananda

Emotions are the most powerful energy you have. Successful people develop methods to harness their emotions. Develop passion for who you are and what you are here to contribute. Connect emotionally with what you want to achieve.

5. Align with tour truth

Stay in touch with who you are. Align yourself with your thoughts, feelings and actions. Stay fully present to who you are, and what you would like to achieve. Create the emotion of achievement, and use it to inspire you forwards.

Be aware of environmental influences. We all impact each other in obvious and subtle ways. Negative people can weigh you down and affect your results. Surround yourself with a support team who can help you reach your goals.

6. Follow your intuition

The more you use your intuition, the more you build trust in your intuitive insight and follow this inner calling. Successful people make quick decisions. How do they do this? By following their intuition.

7. Keep your head clear

Affirmations and visualization support and inspire you on your journey. Get plenty of sleep to align your mind and clear away clutter. Still the mind through cleansing meditation and quiet time. Nurture a restful and clear mind by caring for it like you would a beautiful garden.

8. Believe in yourself

You are something of real value and you have something unique to offer the world. Have faith that you will be supported the more you authentically reveal yourself.

The whole Universe conspired to create you, so there is a good reason you’re here. If you’re struggling to find it, keep looking – but don’t get stuck on searching. Whether you’re the Prime Minister or a street sweeper, there is meaning in you being here.

9. Act!

The only failure comes in not attempting. There is no actual failure in giving your all regardless of what the results may be. Just be sure to learn from so-called failures, as usually they contain the greatest lessons.

Momentum comes through actions, so do something that moves you forward. Even a small act is significant. Actions also contain the symbolic power to dissolve fears and build self-confidence and belief. The only thing more daunting than taking action is taking no action at all. The bigger the actions, the greater the results.

10. Keep the faith

The final step is to let go of the outcome and have a little faith – sometimes it’s all you need. Especially after you’ve defined your goals and taken deliberate actions accordingly. Reach out to others, as support always helps you get through the hard times. Have faith that your messages to the Universe are being heard – even if the answer is “Not right now” or “Not this way.” Have faith that your life does have a purpose. Patience means once in a while, you just need to let go.

The final, and unwritten, step is to celebrate victory and accept disappointment when it comes. Either way, surrender to inevitability, keep the faith undimmed and learn to love what is.