Visualising what you want is a very effective method. However holding a clear image of what you want is sometimes difficult with the many interruptions and demands made on your energy/time.
And even if you can hold a clear image of your future for a few seconds, if you are intuitive you can sense if there is enough energy to support what you want, or if there is a lack of energy that will help manifest your dreams.
Getting the universe to give you what you want means clearing your path of the blocks that stop creation energy from coming in.
As a manifestation coach, I find that many people have their minds kidnapped by whatever is currently happening to them, and therefore they are only able to continue creating whatever is already happening, and not anything different. The present moments are so strong and powerful that allowing anything new in, is really difficult for many.
My clients and I then get together and start clearing the blocks, and get the mind engaged in creating its goals, and not just more of what is already happening.
Clearing the blocks that lie on your path is important. It is tantamount to breaking down the walls that keep your future from you.
If these were physical walls, then you can take a hammer to it, but these are energy walls and the mind and soul are involved in this as is the universe. The energy around you contains information. This information controls what is happening to you. Changing the information contained in the energy is therefore important.
For example, some people attract men and women who always end up with someone else. This programme is contained in the energy and that is why it ends up happening again and again.
Changing your attraction point means attracting different energy which then means something different happening to you. This is your karma changing.
The ways to do this is being revealed in the last few years, by teachers and coaches. One who has studied the nature of consciousness knows how the universe works.
Do read up on how the universe works as knowledge is what will help you create your life. The ten-step process in the book Joyful Manifestation will certainly help.
In the meanwhile, test the energy around you with your mind and see what it contains. Do you feel a block? Or do you feel as if the energy for what you want to create is flowing freely?
If you sense blocks, then don't sit still and do nothing. Get involved in clearing the blocks. If you have a thought that is negative, that is a block. Clear it so that new energy comes into your life.