How to Manifest Your Goals With the 369 Method

Bridge the gap between wishing and achieving

Reviewed by Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS

We all have goals that feel like they’re just out of reach. It could be landing a big promotion, crushing a fitness goal, finding a soulmate, buying a dream house, or feeling more confident about ourselves. But, how do we bridge the gap between wishing and achieving? Enter: manifestation.

Manifestation is a process by which we achieve our goals through positive self-talk and visualization. For example, if we want to be successful, we think, act, and believe we are already successful, in order to make it happen.

The 369 method is one such manifestation technique. “The 369 method is a manifestation technique designed to help you attract what you want into your life by using the power of intention and focused repetition,” says Juliette Kristine, a manifestation coach.

If you’re curious about the 369 manifestation method, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we explore how it works and how to get started with it.

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Steps to Practice the 369 Method

Whether you're chasing a career goal, looking for a relationship, trying to be healthier, or seeking personal growth, the 369 manifestation method may be able to help.

Here’s how to practice the 369 method to manifest your goal.

Identify Your Goal

Start by clearly stating the goal you want to manifest. It could be related to your health, relationships, career, or any other aspect of your life.

Create an Affirmation

The next step is to create an affirmation that assumes the goal has already been achieved. For instance, you could say:

  • I am confident, skilled, and successful in my work.

  • I am fit and strong.

  • I am healthy and my immunity is protecting me.

  • I am loved and cherished.

  • I am surrounded by people who care about me.

  • I attract abundance and opportunities.

To make the exercise work effectively, it's important to phrase your desire in present tense, Kristine explains. She says adding emotive words to it also helps. The more you feel it, the more likely you are to believe it!

Repeat the Affirmation

Once you’ve decided on the affirmation that represents your goal, you need to say or write it down:

  • Three times in the morning

  • Six times in the afternoon

  • Nine times in the evening

You can do this any way you choose. For example, you can look at yourself in the mirror while you say the affirmation. Alternatively, if you prefer writing instead, you can either write it in your journal or on sticky notes that you then stick all around.

Do this continuously for 21 days, says Kristine.

Related: 50 Inspiring Journal Prompts to Spark Your Creativity

How the 369 Method Works

The 369 method is based on the following principles:

  • Intention setting: When we set an intention, we define our goal, articulate it, and commit to it. This clarity can be a powerful first step. Otherwise, the goal is simply a hazy mirage in the distant future.

  • Positive affirmation: By translating the goal to a positive affirmation, we reprogram our brain to believe we can achieve it. On the other hand, if we think it’s not possible, we might not even try.

  • Repetition: By repeating the affirmation multiple times per day, we reinforce the idea. When we think and believe we can achieve something, we automatically start to work toward it.

  • Law of attraction: According to the law of attraction, when we focus our attention on something, we’re more likely to attract it into our life. For example, someone who’s actively spending time and energy looking for a job is more likely to find one than someone who hates their job but isn’t really scouting for a new job.


It’s important to remember that manifestation is neither a magic wand that will grant our wishes, nor is it a substitute for hard work. It’s simply a way of channeling our thoughts, efforts, and energy toward our goal, in a way that inspires us to work toward the goal and helps us recognize opportunities that may come our way.

Tips for Success With the 369 Method

These are some tips that can help you practice the 369 method successfully:

  • Be clear and specific: Be very clear and specific about your goal when you outline it. The better you understand your goal, the more you align yourself toward it.

  • Visualize success: As you write your affirmation, visualize yourself achieving your goal and tap into the positive emotions associated with it. Picture a detailed scene in your mind of what life will be like when you have manifested what you want, says Kristine. She explains that the more you’re able to tap into the feeling that your goal has already manifested, the more powerful it becomes.

  • Practice consistently: Make the practice a daily habit. Set aside a few minutes each morning, afternoon, and evening to repeat your affirmations and reflect on your goal.

  • Stay positive: Focus on gratitude, positivity, and optimism, as these emotions attract more positive experiences and opportunities into your life.

  • Trust the process: Manifestation takes time, so be patient and trust in the process. Don’t get discouraged if results don't appear immediately. Be open to unexpected avenues.

  • Track your progress: Keep a journal to document your journey. Write down your affirmations, any insights or ideas that pop up, and track your progress toward your goal. This can help you stay focused and motivated.

Related: The Power of Positive Thinking

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I miss a day?

Kristine says not to worry about missing a session or here or there, as long as you’re largely consistent. “You could compare this to someone who starts working out at the gym regularly but then stops for a few days because they get sick. Yes, they may have lost a little bit of momentum, but it's not going to cancel out all the hard work they’ve put in.”

Just stay positive and focus your attention on your goal.

Do I have to follow the 369 method exactly as described?

Not necessarily. You can adapt this manifestation method to suit your needs and preferences, as long as you incorporate the key principles of intention-setting, positive affirmations, and repetition.

How long does it take to see results with the 369 method?

Manifestation timelines can vary for each person and their goal. Some may experience rapid results, while others may take more time. It's important to stay patient, trust the process, and continue practicing the method consistently. Results may manifest gradually or in unexpected ways, so stay open and receptive.


The 369 method is a simple but powerful tool to kickstart your manifestation journey. Remember, consistency is key. Be patient, stay focused, and trust in the process. Believe in the power of your dreams and watch as the universe aligns to help you achieve them.

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