One of the biggest things blocking people from manifesting is that they care too much about what they want. They focus night and day on that thing or experience they’re after and because of that, they repel what they’re trying to attract.
With magick, we’re taught to get crystal clear on our intention, project that intention into the Universe, and then let go. We need to release any ties to the outcome and know that once we set our clear intention and release our energy towards it, the spiritual/mental work is done ( we usually still have to take some action in the physical world).
Magick teaches us to let go and assume that we’ll get what we want.
It’s this letting go (or not giving a fuck) that will draw the experience/thing you want closer to you faster because it works on the principle of magnetism.
If you think of a magnet, it has a north and a south end. Like poles will repel each other and opposite poles will be attracted to each other.
It’s the same way with things we want to manifest - in order for them to be attracted to us, we can’t have the same “charge”. If we focus sooooo much on the thing we want, it will push it further away.
Human relationships are a perfect example of this. Imagine going on a date with someone, having a good time and wanting to see them again. If you focus all of your energy on that person, and call/text them constantly after your date, they’re going to run in the opposite direction. The clinginess will drive them away (yeah...don't do this..ever. It's creepy)
If however you release your intention (let them know you had a good time and would like to see them again) and then go about your regular life, they’ll likely want to see you again if they’re into you.
You have to get into the energy of not giving a fuck and know that if what you want is meant to be, and you set the intention/do magick to get it, it will be yours.
It comes back to knowing and trusting. Know that you can attract whatever you desire, and trust that the Universe will bring you that or something better.
Are you going to get what you want 100% of the time? No. There are greater forces at work, and us humans can’t see the big picture. We could also be trying to manifest things that aren’t aligned with our higher self and for our greater good at the moment.
For the most part though, when we create an opposite “charge” by not obsessing over what we want, whatever it is will be drawn to us.