Stop swimming upstream!

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Chad R.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

I've been stuck for a really long time. It seems that every time I try something, I don't get results. It's becoming very hard to believe in The Laws because I'm continually NOT getting what I want. I feel like I'm constantly swimming upstream in a lead suit!

Can you help?

Neagle Code Answer

Thanks for your question, Chad.

First, I want to point out that whether you believe in The Laws or not, they are at work 100% of the time.

Just like gravity.

Gravity doesn't really care if you believe in it or not, but if you step off a roof, you're going to hit the ground. The Laws are the same.

You are manifesting every second of every day whether you realize it or not.

And just so you're clear, the definition of manifesting is becoming aware of what is already here.

Second, I want to point out that you ARE getting results. They may not be the results that you want or expect, but they are results nonetheless.

What are these results
trying to teach you?

If life feels hard, it's because something in your belief system says it MUST be hard.

Take some time and be honest with yourself. Sit quietly and really THINK.

Did your parents have a value around needing things to be hard?

Was it shameful for things to be easy?

What was the story told in your family about success?

You see…

Nothing in nature
struggles like humans do


I see this all the time with people who attend my events and even my clients.

They were brought up in a middle class value system or even religion that believed that life HAD to be hard…that struggle was a good thing…and that they were undeserving of what they desired.

They bragged about their difficulties and found significance in their troubles.

Any of this ring true for you?

If so, mark your calendar RIGHT now and join me on Tuesday March 20th at 1pm ET. I'll be hosting a free 60-minute training on how to Stop Making Things Hard. So, take off the lead suit, and instead learn how to go with – not against — the current to bring you exactly what you want!


PS: The Neagle Code: Directions for Life is a weekly no-cost program that is open to everyone! Each week, I'll select and personally respond to one question that I feel in my heart will help the most people. (You may choose to remain anonymous if you wish, with our full support.) It is my deep, heartfelt intention that ~ in answering your questions ~ I may provide you with the Universal Truths that in committed application, will set you free. See the sidebar to ask your question today!



  1. It sounds to me like he’s “trying” out of resistance, expressing perhaps the frustration of what he doesn’t want, hoping that he can produce results to change it so he won’t have to continue to feel frustration and he can feel something more pleasant instead. But if frustration is what’s behind the action, then the result will reflect that frustration.

    If that’s the case, then the frustration feeling needs to be accepted (that’s what’s there now in this moment regardless of past/future) and felt/experienced without resistance or trying to change it with action or analysis. That releasing of resistance to it is what will free it up to change on its own.

    As for action, getting in touch with a real joy, a passion, something that genuinely feels good (and isn’t just relief from a negative feeling), then acting from that place, just for the fun of it with no expectation/instance of results, then the positive results of that will tend to reflect that joy.

    These two ideas can be done one at a time or simultaneously.

    Always with action, “What you put out is what you get back.” (quote from Bashar).

    • Thanks for the post Patrick. I disagree with the concept of ‘accepting’ the frustration. Frustration is an emotion and you can choose to experience that, plain and simple. You are correct about taking action and moving forward, but no one has to live in frustration. Ever. If you are in resistance something inside of you, most likely a past belief that was given to you during childhood, is holding you back from bringing it that what you desire. Being positive about something just doesn’t cut it. Make the decision, take the necessary steps to move forward and achieve your goal, and do that over and over again. Remember, your mindset is like a muscle, and you must exercise it to keep it strong. If you just sit idly by and not stretch that ‘muscle’ you can expect to be in the same place, spinning your wheels, not going anywhere fast. Recognize where you are today and take the steps to change it now.

      • Thanks for your response David. I wasn’t at all disagreeing with what you said in your blog post. That isn’t how I meant what I said. Your post offered a different angle than what I’ve been used to looking in, and I think adds some needed insight into some of my current challenges. So thanks! What I shared was just offering an additional, complementary angle on the matter from my own successes – just adding something else to the table.

        I had once been stuck for a long time in a similar way the questioner expressed, and after trying many things, this is what I ultimately discovered worked well for me. In fact, I’ve since healed a ton of my own issues this way. It’s very direct. My thought was that if he is having a similar inner experience that I was, this might work well for him too.

        • Got it Patrick, thanks for the clarification. Happy that you shared your insights and part of your story.