How do I stop thinking that I cannot achieve my goal?
No one and nothing has power over you but your thoughts. Your thoughts create the different experiences in your life. If you are feeling great about the situation you are in, then you will receive more of that wonderful feeling. But if you are not in a place of feeling good, then you will receive more of that. Why? Where you focus your attention good, bad or indifferent, it will cause you to automatically fixate on the object, bringing more of the same energy streaming towards you.
Start thinking that everything is possible and there is no such thing as failure, for failure is just feedback to assist you on your journey. Think, Desire, Visualize, Focus, Believe and Receive for the highest good of all.
How will I know if what I desire is right for me?
This seems to be the number two question behind asking what do you want. When something is right for you, your willingness to do it will be so great you will not care if you don’t get paid for it. That is how you will know. Doing it makes you happy. It is something you truly want to share with others, and it is something you think will actually make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Now it is up to you to decide whether you will honestly listen to your inner self, follow through and chase that desire.
Do I have to pretend to be happy and joyous?
You can directly connect to the universe, which means you are in total control of your thought choices. The ability to choose how you react, feel or create your life is yours. Being happy is the natural state. It aligns you quicker with the universe
Will I have to monitor my thoughts?
Yes, but not to the point where you are trying to suck every thought back into your head. Monitoring your thoughts is a great exercise that helps you see if you can speak exactly what you desire into manifestation.
How specific must I be?
The more specific you are the greater the chance of receiving your desire sooner. Give details of the desire to the fullest. Use all of your senses: sight, sound, taste and touch. See yourself with your desire and believe it is yours.
Do I have to quit my job in order to pursue my desire?
No, you can use your job as a launching pad, learning all you can about what makes the business you are currently in successful. Then you could slowly remove yourself from your job until it becomes a part-time situation. Maybe that gradual slide would be a better step-off scenario for you, allowing more time to get in total alignment with your desire. All the data you can collect will be helpful, for as you visualize your desire, you can specifically add aspects that are more positive to your thoughts.
Is a journal/notebook a good idea?
It is an excellent idea. A simple notebook is a great place to start writing specifics about your desires, using the pages to document your progress from day to day. Use milestones to effectively monitor your attraction progress.