If you are setting intentions from a frequency of lack, you will attract more lack.
That your thoughts attract your reality is only part of the manifestation story. Other forces like vibration influence your manifestation abilities. The vibration of your present moment attracts more of the same vibration into your reality.
Imagine you set an intention to have a million dollars. If you set that intention and don’t experience abundance, your vibration may not be congruent with the words of your intention.
To shift your vibration, ask yourself revealing questions:
Why do I want to manifest a million dollars? Do I want this money to feel financially free, powerful, or even worthy?
If you want to manifest money to feel financially free, powerful, or worthy, what does that say about you in the present moment?
It says that right now you aren’t financially free, powerful, or worthy, and you need something outside of yourself to feel safe.
The law of attraction works with the energy of the present moment—not your future feeling state.
If you want to manifest money to feel free, powerful, or worthy in the future, the vibration of your present moment is low because you believe that in this present moment you lack those things. Even though you are asking for abundance, you will attract more of the same low vibration of your present moment.