--Edith Wharton, American author
The key word in the quote above is "trying". This is the reason why you aren't manifesting what you want in life. You don't have to "work hard". The whole process of attracting abundance is supposed to be fun and effortless. I like what Abraham-Hicks said (a quote I found at Effortless Wealth and Abundance):
‘No matter what it is, if you really want it, and if you get out of the way of it, it will happen. It must be. It is Law. It can be no other way. It’s the way this Universe is established. If you want it and you relax, it will happen.’When I do my meditations I sometimes picture myself becoming a river...relaxed and going with the flow. It's a great exercise in "letting go and letting God"!