One of my favorite inspirational sites is DailyOM. A recent posting of theirs discusses how we can more readily facilitate change within ourselves.
Two comments are particularly noteworthy : 1) We must be very specific with what we want to change and 2) We must be patient when change doesn't happen as fast as we want. Specifically, "You can begin the process of making your declaration by getting clear within yourself about what exactly you want to change. Whenever we ask anyone for help, they can assist us that much better if we are specific. The universe also appreciates our clarity and has an easier time answering a direct communication than a vague yearning....remember to be open to the many different ways in which the change you seek might come to be. Remember also to be active in your own efforts, taking opportunities that come your way, watching for signs, and always taking responsibility for your intentions. If things don't happen quickly, try not to be discouraged; it might take time to free up energy that has been blocked and possibly serving a purpose beyond what we can understand."