I have a written list of my goals for 2019 in my phone. After reading them for the umpteenth time, I realized that I had to update my list. Reading it over, I realized that all of these goals had a "want" attached to them. I changed the language to read, "I feel...; I have...; I am...: I do..." This may sound insignificant at first, but everything is energy. We are energy, our actions have energy, our words have energy. I came to the conclusion that I would be in a more open state of mind to receive if I changed my wording to, "I feel happy and free" rather than, "I want to feel happy and free."
This is a simple action that you can take to become more open to receive the gifts that are available to you. Change your language, which changes your perspective. I have learned to live in a state of faith and expectancy most of the time. This state of mind is available to everyone. All you have to do is change your thoughts.
On that note, I'd like to recommend a free, uplifting website that helps me keep my thoughts positive. It is www.tut.com, which stands for Totally Unique Thoughts. This is Mike Dooley's brainchild. He has a great saying, "Thoughts become things." Just sign up for his free daily emails. I do not know Mike, but I love that he provides this free service to everyone. He also has a lot of great books and other products. Highly recommended!