for me it works best if i forget it-which is why i didnt manifested that much at the time cause i keep worrying about not having came yet
the reason is simple:if you intend and then keep continuously thinking about it,you will probably worry about it and therephore you wont be having/showing to the Universe the Faith you have in yourself as a Creator/Manifestator.
So,the best for me is intend and then forget and focus on another things that i also desire.and so on....
i loved your Momīs quote.can i take it to my profile? it summers up what this Game is All about too.