There is a lot of confusion when it comes to accepting things as they are. People want to manifest and hear they need to be ok with current situation. They think accepting things as they ware will manifest more of the same.
Accepting things as they are is NOT:
-settling for where you are
-forgetting about what you want
...or anything along those lines.
When you accept as is, you let go of those thoughts that beat you down for being where you are. You let go of that internal struggle that drains your energy. You stop criticizing yourself. You stop giving energy to what you don't want. You are freed from that mental paralysis that keeps many people stuck.
You accept things as they are and suddenly you feel peaceful. You let go.
Once that garbage in your head is gone, it's easy to be positive, hopeful and draw better circumstances.
Let it be easy.
Very good point. For me, acceptance is really about not being in resistance to things as they are currently and being out of judgment about them. Its not as you say, accepting that this is never going to change or to let people walk all over you, but more about recognising some people are just like that and will never change and you don't have to accept it.