"The Secret of "Doing Without Doing" or, "How
to Get Results Without Struggle"
by Dr. Robert Anthony
One of the misconceptions most people operate under is
you get what you want in life by what you DO, or
through the actions you take. Most people believe the
DOING or action part is what makes things happen.
Actually, "doing" causes you to create in reverse.
Let me explain.
The reason we put a lot of emphasis on action is
because we do not understand the power of our thought.
If you analyze it, 90% of most people's actions are
spent trying to compensate for inappropriate thought.
The Chinese philosopher Lao-tsu said, "In the
practice of the Way, every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things until finally
you arrive at *non action.* When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone." What he is talking about is
*doing without doing.*
The problem is most of us are preoccupied with
"doing". Unfortunately most of our doing usually
involves struggle. In the western world we are
conditioned to be action-oriented, so we place a
tremendous value on doing. We are so busy doing we
do not realize that all this "doingness" causes us to
create in a reverse fashion.
Most of our actions are out of fear, worry or doubt
because we believe nothing will get done unless we DO
something. In other words, we are trying to force our
desire into manifestation through action.
If your decision to DO is dominant, then you will not
focus on what you want to BE in the present moment.
This causes you to miscreate because BEING is the first
and most important step in the creative process.
Here is the secret to getting results with ease:
It is not your action that makes things happen, it is
your intent. You can reduce the need for action to a
very minimum by allowing yourself to focus on what you
desire until you feel the positive energy begin to move
within you. This energy is not based on doubt, fear,
anxiety, worry or need. If you focus on what you want
instead of what you don't want, you will know when it
is time to take action. And when you do, it will be
effortless. Doors open and the entire universe will
conspire to assist you in your desire.
Put simply, you should take no action on anything until
you have visualized your desire and made it real enough
in your mind that your next action (step), whatever it
is, seems like the most logical step.
How can you know the next logical step? Here is the
test that you can give to yourself before taking any
action: If you focus on what you desire and still feel
overwhelmed or anxious, then you are not ready for any
action. You know you are ready when it feels like the
next logical step is effortless. There is no effort, no
strain, and no pain.
What we want to do is to use the leverage of energy,
the same leverage of energy that creates everything in
the universe. However, we are so caught up in the
reality of WHAT IS, that we feel we must create
everything through physical activity.
Have you ever seen people who seem to have all the
wonderful things in their life without much effort? It
almost seems like they have an advantage over everyone
else. Then you see the people who work the hardest
usually have the least. That doesn't seem fair, does
it? But that's the way the universe works.
Unfortunately, those who work the hardest usually have
the least because they haven't learned the leverage of
aligning their energy. They are going about creating
their lives the hard way. They are trying to use their
actions to create what they want.
We have also been programmed that in order to have what
we desire we must work hard. How many times have you
heard - "No pain, no gain." The implication is that if
you want to make something of yourself, you must work
hard. The message is clear - if you are not hurting or
struggling, you are not moving forward.
But here is the truth - anytime you are struggling you
are miscreating. Anytime you feel pain or struggle,
your magnetic point of attraction is directed to that
which you do not want, rather than to that which you
desire. (Read that again.)
Actions are necessary, but they are the last component
of the creation processes. Actions cannot be used
effectively to initiate results, because initiation is
the function of BEING, then thought, then action.
Remember, the creation of anything is through your
vibration. Everything vibrates, and it is by that
vibration that we harmonize and attract experiences to
ourselves. So before you act or do anything, first ask
yourself, how am I vibrating? How do you tell? You tell
by how you FEEL. Your feelings show you your vibration.
How you feel determines what you attract.
When you use the process of creating by only focusing
on what you want instead of what you don't want, you
will see that the universe will provide a different set
of circumstances for you that requires much less
action. This puts you in a state of "doing without
doing" or action without effort.
So if you want more results in your life -- and with
far less effort, struggle and pain -- try this "not
doing" way to success.
Dr. Robert Anthony is the author of fifteen books,
including his million copy best sellers: "The Ultimate
Secrets of Total Self Confidence", "Advanced Formula
For Total Success" and "Doing What You Love - Loving
What You Do." His new CD set "Beyond Positive
Thinking," recorded by best-selling author Joe Vitale,
reveals a no-nonsense approach to getting results with
a 100% guarantee. You can hear audio excerpts at -