Action orientation offers a sense of empowerment.

When encountering challenges, a focus on what the next step is to overcome the challenge puts one into the driver’s seat rather than focusing on the problem itself. This is a differentiator against a victim mentality which does little to move toward a solution. Action orientation presupposes that change is possible and one can influence it, which is a motivator. Resulting sense of control further generates investment. Outcome orientation unlocks potentiality.rA1

  1. David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Revised edition (New York City: Penguin Books, 2015). (See notes.)