Often times we ask to receive before we have taken all the steps necessary to help ourselves.
This is why we often find ourselves disappointed & discouraged; questioning whether we are truly worthy or capable enough to ultimately have all those big and little things we truly want.
So whatever that big thing is that you're asking the Universe to deliver: the chance to be a mom, a higher level of career success, the new house you've always wanted, more clients, or better love, whatever your grand desire is...the first step on the path to getting it is to ask yourself:
Am I really meeting MYSELF inside my grand desire?
Am I really helping myself get what it is I really want?