I read this article and find it interesting to share. Somewhere in the article, there was this paragraph that caught my attention: “Doing nothing is harder than it looks,” says Ken Lambert, Mr. Edmundson’s predecessor and only outside investment-strategy consultant. Harder, he says, because of the restraint needed to practice inaction.
Neville also mentioned in his book, Vision about this; That which I have done, I have done. Do nothing .He was referring to after a woman is pregnant, there is only the awaiting period, which is 9 months , there is nothing to do (figure of speech). This implies that when we have created the images of our wish fulfilled in our mind, we do nothing and just wait for it to hatch.
The modern society would have us think otherwise. The need to do something ,to be seen performing some action is the norm else you are deemed as lazy, unproductive, bad attitude, etc. I also notice there is a lot of external focus on the action word, as if you have to be seen doing something to prove you are working for your goals.
If you are unemployed, then attending networking events, meeting a career coach, sending resumes are the actions that are commonly practised by less would tell you to use your mind to achieve this objective. On my investment, after I had put in the price to buy or sell, what is left to do ? Basically nothing. Just wait for the price to hit the target, either profit or loss and repeat again. The constant monitoring of the computer screen, worrying that it will or will not hit the target (seems to be working) could be counterproductive and the time spent could be used to do something more worthwhile.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. Exodus 20.8-10
Rest, it seems is necessary for the fruit of our sowing to come. It is a process where the naked eyes may not see what it wants to see (little or no action involved) but within, magical moments are evolving and at its appointed time, it will blossom.
To think we can expedite the process and worry constantly is not ideal nor conducive to our health, it shows a lack of faith to our maker who had it all made in perfection.