Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.
- J. Gillies
When you visualize that thing you want or a state of mind you want, be sure to make the visualization what you want. Part of manifestation is distilling your vision, your idea, your dream.
A lot of times, people try to manifest what they think will make them happy based on what the world expects of them.
Try this instead: Sit. Sit quietly and figure out what YOU want. What you really want. Not what the world expects, but what you want. When you suss out on your own what your desires and dreams are, the manifestation becomes so much easier. The visualization becomes so much easier. Everything becomes so much easier.
Spend time thinking about what will bring you joy. When you find joy, status and respect flow freely to you. When you find joy, real joy, you no longer care if status and respect flow to you, which makes both that much easier to have.