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Think, Act, Switch

Jan 3, 2020

There are two types of people. Those with a bias for thinking and those with a bias for action.

The ones with a bias for thinking map out everything before taking the first step. The ones with a bias for action step out first and then start thinking about the map.

After a certain point more thinking doesn’t take you anywhere. After a certain point, more action takes you in all directions.

The ones with a bias for action do and get a lot done, but often wonder what they are up to. The ones with a bias for thinking wonder and are clear about a lot, but often don’t get much done.

My friends Swami and Jigneshbhai seem to have these two biases in equal and opposite measure; Jigneshbhai being the epitome of thought, Swami the believer in action.

Which one is better? It depends.
On what? On the person.

How? Why not on the situation or on the objective?

Because in any situation, and irrespective of the objective, the people with a bias for thinking will tend to get out of it by thinking more, and the people with a bias for action will tend to get out of it by acting more.

When they actually need to do the opposite.

Determine what type of person you are. And after a point, when your natural instincts tells you to do more of that, force yourself to do the opposite.

The ones with a bias for thinking should act at that point, and the ones with a bias for action should think at that point.

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