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I achieve my goals daily, and it’s easy. Here’s how.

The no-nonsense guide to actually manifesting your ideal reality

Duncan Riach
Feb 26, 2017 · 10 min read

In this article, I’m going to show you how to have, do, and be, whatever you choose. You going to have an experience of what I’m talking about while reading this article, and you’re going to gain a powerful tool to take with you and start using to turn the tide in your life. This change starts now.

Keep the end in mind

Over these months, it has become clear to me that all of my success in life has come from my haphazard implementation of goal setting. I’ve been successful to some degree because I happened to set some goals here and there, and I happened to review them every now and then. This has usually happened not on paper, nor on a computer screen, but informally inside my mind. Now that I have a consistent and concrete practice, I can see clearly how it continually re-orients me in the direction of where I want to go, and it actually has a real and powerful effect on my life.

Learn how to effectively work with goals

I started listening to what Abraham-Hicks had to say, and it really resonated with me. I could feel inside myself what they were talking about, and I could see how the principles had operated within my life already. The movie called The Secret is based on the work of Abraham-Hicks, and the original version includes Abraham-Hicks. Then there was a falling out between the person who made The Secret and Ester Hicks. The latest version of the movie does not include Abraham-Hicks. I think that Abraham-Hicks is really good at explaining the way that manifestation works, and they’re really good at guiding people to actually get it and really utilize it. The Secret is a watered-down, popular expression of Abraham-Hicks, and it misses a lot of the essence of what Abraham-Hicks teaches.

I’ve been using the Abraham-Hicks approach inside myself for about a week now, and I’ve been guiding other people in its use, and I really want to share my understanding with you. I now see that all my successes in the past have been due to a haphazard, almost accidental application of this. I hope I have a way of expressing it to you that really resonates with you, and helps you to understand it and apply it. I want you to get really get this, and I want you to thrive.

My life has already changed massively since I really understood this, and since I started applying it. In this past week, I have moved forward rapidly and effortlessly towards achieving many of my goals, and I have felt amazing while that’s been happening. I suspect that because I have so many massive goals, and because I also have such a strong commitment to not suffering, I simply had to come to an understanding of this stuff.

Now I’ll lay this whole thing out for you in a way that is easy to digest.

You already have what you’re truly seeking

What I want you to do right now is to figure out what it is about that goal that you would really like. Usually, it’s some kind of feeling. For example, you might want to feel safe, or secure, or loved, or capable. Find the kernel of what it is you’re after. Got it? Now think of a time in your life when you have felt that quality. Once you have that memory, and start feeling that experience within yourself, enjoy it, nurture it, feed it with encouragement. Let it grow. Water it like a plant. Revel in it.

This feeling that’s spreading throughout your body-mind is an experience of your essential self. This is you without all the gunk that has accumulated over you. This is the essence of you revealed. Right now. This is real.

When you set a goal, you change

So why are my goals not manifesting?

Time for an analogy

Some of us actually do struggle with moving across a room, but most of us have mastered that level of manifestation. On a larger scale, most of us do struggle to get past the bed. Most of the time, we decide we would like to be on the other side of the bed, and immediately a large number of limiting beliefs come up. The inertia of our old identity starts to scream, “BUT WE’RE ON THIS SIDE OF THE BED!” We look at the bed and we say, “Fucking bed! Why do beds have to get in the way all the time! I’m stuck on this side of the bed, and I want to be on that side, but the bed’s in the way! See, I’m one of these people who are stuck on this side of the bed. I’m going to have to move my legs, and what if I don’t want to do that. What if I injure myself!?”

What’s happening here is that we’ve forgotten to identify with our essential self, the self that feels clearly the essence of what it will be like to stand on the other side of the bed. Instead, we started identifying with an old self, the remnants of what we use to be, the “I’m on this side of the bed” self. In doing that, we start creating micro-goals: “I will fret about this bed. I will complain about this bed. I will feel hopeless about this bed.” So, now we have a mixed identity, our essential self is already on the other side of the bed, but there is a false self stuck on this side of the bed, and the false self is multiplying itself, tying to hold us here.

Back to real life

Time for a wake-up call

As soon as you notice that you feel shitty in any way, that you feel dissatisfied, or scared, or angry, or lonely, or anything negative or unpleasant, you know now that this is your alarm clock. Time to wake up.

But how do I wake up?

  1. What’s going on right now inside myself? (Hear the alarm sound.)
  2. What would I really like right now?
  3. Ultimately what would having that do for me? What’s the essential experience I’m craving?
  4. When in my life have I experienced this feeling? Or who do I know that must feel like that? Basically find the feeling within yourself. You know it must be there because otherwise you wouldn’t know that you want it.
  5. Amplify that feeling. Enjoy it. Revel in it. Welcome it. Celebrate it.
  6. Continue with your life.

What’s the point of this?

Reality wants what you want

You will unshackle yourself from your old self, and slip effortlessly into your essential self more and more frequently, and external reality will respond more and more effortlessly.

Your old self will die

Visit your goals dojo daily

By January 26, 2019, my unmedicated blood-pressure will be consistently normal (between 120/80 and 90/60).

Every morning, first thing, review your list of goals, and for each, perform the wake-up procedure I detailed above. Really enjoy this process. I have come to love doing my goal reviews because it makes me feel so good.

Practice continually

  • You feel physically shitty in a way that bothers you
  • You feel anxious or scared
  • You’re worrying
  • You feel overwhelmed
  • You’re arguing with someone
  • Something bad happens in your life
  • Something seems difficult or challenging
  • Life is not flowing
  • You’re not in a state of flow
  • You feel stressed about anything

As soon as you notice the alarm going off, stop everything and do the wake-up procedure. You’re going to be doing this more and more throughout the day, until it becomes a continual practice. You’re going to be awake and enjoying your essence for a larger and larger percentage of your day. As this happens, physical reality is going to start flowing increasingly more smoothly.


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An engineer-psychologist focused on machine intelligence. I write from my own experience to support others in living more fulfilling lives |


Gradual change approach toward getting healthy, with personal weight loss stories, thoughts on diet, diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure, coping with debilitating conditions, sleep apnea, meditation, and healthy food choices.

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