10 Ways to Build Bias-for-Action Mindset in 2023
Bias for Action is one of the leadership principles of one of the most innovative companies in the world, Amazon.
Having a bias-for-action mentality is a competitive advantage. When people dream or get stuck, you do.
1. Clear but few priorities
If you have more than 3, you have none.
2. Transform your todo list into an Action list
To-Do lists are good. But you can go a step further and turn the todo list into the Next Action List
3. Minimum Action Needed
Break down a task into small actions, the smallest action. This list started with a title :)
4. Decision-making engine
A bad plan is better than a no plan. Get better at making decisions.
The more of it you do, the better you get at it. It is a muscle.
Building good habits can help.
5. If it is not on your calendar it doesn't exist
A calendar is part of your 2nd brain system. You can use the inventory later to track activities aligned with your future self.
6. Reduce distractions
Distractions give you the illusion that you are doing something or that you are busy. Fewer distractions give you the space to think and create.
7. Write down your fears
Inaction usually comes from fear of something ;)
8. Gain vs. Gap mentality
Look at the gain and celebrate small wins. When you celebrate the wins that resulted from your actions, your brain gets rewired. You become the guy who does things.
You get discouraged when you focus too much on the Gap between where you are and where you are supposed to be. Celebrate the wins
9. Reduce options
Good for another idea list.
10. Use constraints
Time, space, and energy constraints can work for you. No need to use a Russian roulette example :)