Can you achieve something by doing nothing? Well, it seems so, but not quite so literally. There is a significant concept of Taoism called Wu Wei. It's Chinese, and it literally translates to "non-doing" or doing nothing. What it stands for is a natural action. That means an action that doesn't involve excessive effort or struggle. Wu Wei is actually the cultivation of a certain mental state in which your actions are very effortlessly in alignment with what we call the flow of life. So, basically, it's going with the flow, and it's characterized by a feeling of great ease when we are spontaneously acting perfectly. It's when you're doing the right thing spontaneously and effortlessly, without even trying.
Haven't you ever started doing something where everything seemed to just flow, and you felt like you became one with the world? We often refer to it as being in the zone, and it's very similar to what we are talking about now. When you're doing it, it all comes out naturally, but once you start actively thinking about the thing that you're doing, it compromises the state you were in. Wu Wei is on a different level than thinking. It isn't a directive action that comes out of goals and desires.