One of the hardest things about utilizing the law of attraction effectively is clinging to certain situations, thinking they must be the way we are going to get what we want. If it does not work out, we get extremely disappointed, thinking the process does not work and we will not get the things we desire. When you set intentions for something, it is vital to not get attached to certain situations. As long you hold fast to your intentions, you will get what you want. Remember that you cannot begin to anticipate the million different ways it will come to you; the Universe knows best and it will deliver you exactly what you need.
You set an intention to meet someone and you go to a party or the coffee shop and you click with someone. You have not met anyone you like in more than a year and since this person appeared once you decided to attract someone into your life, this must be what you were waiting for, right? This must be the person you are supposed to be with? Right? You get very attached to this person. Maybe something does not feel right but you rationalize and think it will be okay because this must be the person the Universe is sending you. Then he dumps you and you are devastated. This was supposed to be the culmination of all your attracting work. You feel deflated and that you are going to be alone forever.
You set an intention to attract a certain type of job or money making opportunity and you make your contacts. Someone bites and they seem very interested. You think this must be the opportunity, this is what you were asking for and here it is. Then, you do not get offered the job or you start work and the person you are working for is a total douche bag, or the job was not anything like you thought it would be and you do not like it. You feel so disappointed and think that you are never going to get what you want.
I know this has happened to me in the past and will probably happen to me again. I make intentions and an opportunity presents itself that ends up not working out or not being what I thought it would be and it takes the wind out of my sails. The doubt starts to creep in. But, in my experience, the right opportunity or person always ended up coming along and the faster I detached from a specific outcome, the faster it happened. It is probably one of those things we will have to suffer through numerous times until we can fully grasp this experientially and not just intellectually.
Once you start setting intentions to attract specific things, situations or people, hold fast to the intention and do your best not to get attached to specific outcomes , people or situations thinking they are the only way to manifest what you want. Remember that as long as you made your desires clear, you will get them in some way.