“The Zero Effort Model is based on twelve universal principles:   1. I want to be happy and successful in my life.   2. I am aware that I do not need a thought to be happy and wise. I need a thought only to be successful in life. Happiness is a moment and success is a circumstance/event in my life.   3. I am convinced that it is much easier to first train myself to be happy and wise and then to go after success.   4. I will no longer worry about results. I will no longer worry about the actions that lead to results. I will no longer worry about the thoughts that give strength to my actions. I will work only on creating great impressions and forming noble intentions.   5. I will start my day by visiting feel-good areas.   6. I feel good about myself when I create great impressions and form noble intentions. This gives me the strength to discriminate between a thought, the feelings associated with the thought, and the present moment. I understand that this discrimination is vital for helping me lead a happy life without effort.   7. As my power of discrimination slowly increases my dependency on the mind decreases.   8. I notice that the gap between my two thoughts gradually widens when I become less dependent on my mind. When this happens, I become more alert.   9. I begin to spend more time in the present moment, which gives me terrific strength and makes me feel very good about myself. As I progress in this direction, my days are filled more with moments and less with thoughts.   10. I gradually allow the moments to direct the circumstances of my life.   11. Only when I have allowed the moments to direct the circumstances of my life will I finally command my mind to generate the thoughts that will help me achieve my goals.   12. I will be successful in every area of my life. I will work, but my work will be free from effort. I will think, but my thoughts will no longer have any affect on me. I will achieve all my goals, but the goals will no longer bring responsibility to me.   Through these twelve principles, you will learn the fine art of being happy, wise, and successful in your life with zero effort.”


Vishwanath, The Secret of Getting Things Done : Think Less To Achieve More
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