Just Do It! Powerful Secrets
of Effective Action

We live in a results-oriented world! The expectation for a specific result is often the motivation to act. However, when we perform every action with an eye to  the end result, the action becomes inferior or even flawed. For example, you want to spread happiness, but if you try too hard to find out whether the other person has become happy, you get entangled in a vicious circle. In the process, you lose your happiness.

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1) Trust Yourself and Act

Anxiety about the outcome of the action is what pulls you down. If you start worrying at the beginning of a project , then your whole enthusiasm for the project gets dampened. When you are aware of your potential, just jump into action without bothering about the result. Creativity and enthusiasm can spring only when you are not  anxious about the outcome of your actions.  

2) Handling Doubts and Choices

When you have a choice, the grass on the other side will look greener, and this will prevent you from enjoying what you have in your hand. This creates doubt, and when you are in doubt, any activity you do will bring more doubts. The choice is never between good and bad; it’s always between bad and worse, or good and better. There is no choice between a plate of rice and a plate of sand. The choice is between whether you should have rice or bread. Never mind, today you have rice and tomorrow you can have bread. Choices bring conflict and there is freedom in ‘choicelessness’. So when you are bothered by a choice, relax.

3) Take a break

How can you be centered when there is conflict in the mind? There is a Chinese saying that when you are in doubt, take a pillow and go to bed. There is an ancient Indian saying that one should take a break, not just from activity, but also from the fruit of the activity. It will bring deep rest from doubts and conflicts. One who is not concerned about the outcome and is centered on the action, goes beyond conflicts.

4) Go Through and Transcend It

This doesn’t mean that you should stop acting. Though one who is wise is beyond all actions, he still continues to engage himself in action. You can transcend only what you have gone through. You can only let go what you have. So to let go of the result, you need to have the result, and to have the result, you need to act! If you have never acted, then how can you drop the action or the fruit of action. So be active.

5) The Rare but Perfect Balance  

All actions happens through the power of Consciousness, which expresses itself in three ways- Gyana Shakti (power of knowing), Ichcha Shakti (power to will) and Kriya Shakti (power to do). If there is coordination among the three shaktis, then life is very smooth.

Some people have the power to act, but there is no knowledge of what to do. When this happens, people become restless. And there are people who are not so active, but whose minds go on racing. Then there are people who lack the desire to complete the action. Lethargy is a manifestation of lack of ‘ichcha shakti’ or willpower. Yoga, meditation, breathing practices and mindful food habits can help in striking a balance between these shaktis of consciousness.

6) Get Tempted To Act

Keep doing your work, and drop the result of action from the mind. All the result of the action should just serve as the motivation for you to start acting. Krishna used the fruit of action to motivate Arjuna to fight. He told Arjuna that if you die in battle, you will attain heaven and if you win, you will rule the world.

When you are bogged down by inertia or despondency you need motivation to do something, then the expected fruit of action acts as the motivating factor. There is power inherent in

beginning the work: Just Do It!

When the mind is in the present moment, it is easy to take an effective well-balanced action. Meditation is a process of bringing the mind to the present moment. Join the Beyond Breath, a free online guided meditation session today.

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