Written by Dr. Eric Amidi.

When we talk about putting “effort” into the manifestation process, it’s easy to think that we mean the type of hard work that you would associate with a desk job. This is far from the reality. The ability to focus your energy to get positive things to happen for you does require effort, but it’s far different than the “hard work” that you might associate with your job. In fact, it’s a paradox: the harder you work, the more likely it is that you’ll have to work even harder to achieve your success.

The most effective way to achieve success in the manifestation process is to impress positive influences on your subconscious mind which is not something you can simply do through force of will. In fact, your subconscious mind will often fight against attempts to influence it through maximum effort. Instead, you need to work a different approach and influence your subconscious through feelings.

Scarcity is driven by the feeling of trying too hard for something — you might even call it desperation. Consider what happens if someone is trying too hard to make a relationship work or to get hired for a job. Chances are that they won’t be successful.

In order to impress positive feelings on your subconscious mind, you have to fight against the urge to solve the problem through exertion. Instead, you need to let your subconscious become taken by the powerful feelings of positive energy that you are creating. This will lead to feelings of abundance that can only mean great things for the rest of your life.

Eric Amidi is a best-selling author who has used his scientific background to help people better understand the relationship between their thoughts and their success. Dr. Eric Amidi is a physicist who was part of the team that discovered the Top Quark.