Good question :) .
I think there are tons of ways to do it.
You want to play with some methods and see what works best for you in that moment.
all the best!
Wow, these are great questions Nate. Honestly I don't even have a plan. I just focus on something and think about how awesome it is, and then I just let the rest happen. I never, ever focus on how "something hasn't happened yet"... I just know in my heart that it will when the time is right. I do not let the "self doubt, self pity" machine start brewing. No more excuses, just intention and gratitude.
I work on keeping my attitude right and focusing energy into something that I'm trying to accomplish, without much expectation about it. I find it happens, and most times it's far more glorious than I could have ever imagined. Sometimes I don't even realized it's happened until after the fact...and it's like "oh ya..I manifested that a long time ago...look at that".
When I'm focusing on how something hasn't happened yet, well then that means maybe inside I don't believe it actually can happen. That's a stumbling block, I just know in my heart what's going to happen. I believe it, then it happens.
Hope that helps, would love to hear others opinions on it!
Trying to manifest many goals at once (long and short term) I find a bit unproductive. It can scatter your energies in all directions and make them ineffective. What I would suggest is to make a list of the goals you have, and then prioritise them. Rank them in order of importance, and then work on the no. 1 goal first. If it's important to you, it will be a goal which will probably have a ripple effect in your life, and will help you manifest others once it has manifested.