Balanced Living Magazine Issue #6 – Likely Action

by Houston Vetter - DocResults on June 9,

Likely Action
by Brad Yates

What ever did we do before Mapquest…?

Now, when I have a destination in mind, I can type it in and be told the best course to take, and how long it will take, and even get suggestions of restaurants along the way.

Before this, I had to figure it out for myself.

I’d look at maps, and wonder which road was best. Sometimes I could add hours to a trip just in the planning stages – wondering the right thing to do. I didn’t want to start until I knew I was going to do it right.

Ever done that?

Ever done that in other areas of your life…?

We had a saying in hypnotherapy school: Perfectionism leads to Procrastination leads to Paralysis.

It’s always funny to hear people who are paralyzed say with a certain amount of pride that they are perfectionists. As though they are saying, “I am THAT good.”

Maybe. But they are also often THAT stuck. Hardly a bragging point.

We all have wants and desires, hopes and dreams. And things we want to do that could make a wonderful difference in our lives and the lives of others. But, too often, we don’t take action because we demand knowledge of the right way to do it.

This is what Mike Dooley calls the “cursed hows.”

We want to know how it is going to happen.

Silly us.

The Universe has many ways of making something happen – and yet we routinely limit ourselves to what we can think up on our own.

Our job is to decide what we want, and focus on that in a positive way. Not to figure out how it is going to happen.

That’s the Universe’s job.


This doesn’t mean we sit like a lump waiting for payday.

Many of us are familiar with the legend of Lana Turner – sitting innocently at a soda fountain when a producer discovered her and turned her into a star.

In my Hollywood days, I apparently thought I was so much better than Miss Turner that I would be discovered in my apartment.

Didn’t happen.

We need to be out there taking action.

So, then we get stuck in that original question: which is the right action to take?

Don’t get hung up on that.

As one of Mike Litman’s mentors put it, “You don’t have to get it right – you just have to get it going.”

So, instead of waiting until you know the right action, take a likely action.

That is, an action that is likely to move you toward your goal.

If your goal is to lose weight, a likely action would be to join a gym.

Signing up for the “Ice Cream of the Month” club would not.

If you lived on the coast of California, and wanted to go skiing in Wyoming, chartering a fishing boat would not be a likely action.

Going on Mapquest would.

There are many other actions you could take. Many would be better. You may not be in a place to come up with the best plan of action. But you can certainly come up with lots of likely plans of action. Act on one of them.

When thinking of your goal, ask yourself: “What could I do that might get me there?” No need to censor yourself – let the ideas flow, and ask of each, “Is this likely to move me in the right direction?” Then choose one and begin.

Sure – you might make a mistake, and there may be consequences for that. You don’t have to be married to an idea – you can change strategies along the way. But there is a definite consequence for not taking action: you stay stuck.

If you insist on waiting for the best action, the snow may be melted by the time you get to Jackson Hole.

Decide what you want. Be clear. Then take likely action.

That’s how the Universe knows you are serious about your intention. If you aren’t willing to move on it, the Universe may consider it just one of countless whims. Show your commitment to your objective by getting going.

And don’t be surprised as better ways to do it “magically” show up along the way.

Now…what are you waiting for…? Get going! Do something now!
Brad Yates uses EFT in an inventive and very successful way to help you get the results you want. He is so good he has created a product with another one of our experts Dr. Joe Vitale called Money Beyond Belief. To check out more of what Brad is capable of doing for you click here  Money Beyond Belief.

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