In order to attract the life conditions we desire we need to put ourselves out there. Not just in the sense of taking action in our lives, but by way of allowing our true essence to shine through.
Being as genuine as possible allows us to be open to receiving. When we hide our true selves behind the expectations of our friends, our family, our jobs, and the culture and society in which we live, we create immediate gates that prohibit the attraction of all we desire our lives to be. These gates are created by our need to operate in a way that is only intended to please others, to satisfy a definition of being that is contrary to our inner selves.
We have to be willing to be seen as we truly are, despite how it may be received by others. We need to express ourselves with the unrestrained enthusiasm of children. We must allow ourselves to stand in the vulnerability of exposing our true selves in all its raw glory. There is no need to be ashamed in our birthright. When our self-expression is compromised by being clothed in actions that seek the approval of others, we then attract and receive energy that can only result in a diluted manifestation of the life we desire.
The moment we allow ourselves to share the truest essence of who we are we tell the Universe we are truly ready to receive into our hearts our dearest desires in its purest state.