There’s a misconception regarding the “ignore current reality” concept. We must not deny what our physical senses see… we must acknowledge it for what it is. We must give it credit, and only THEN switch focus to our preferred reality- the reality we have now chosen to assume is truth, and is in the process of physical manifestation.
To pretend the current reality isn’t there at all, and to pretend that we are happy by “putting a smiley face on it” as Abraham says, is denial… and not really doing much better than it does to stick a smiley face on the gas gauge instead of refilling the tank.
Once we’ve acknowledged where our thoughts have brought us, only then is it the perfect moment to set that aside and assume the preferred reality.