Pontificating

Note to my future self…

Sometimes I wonder if I pontificate too much. By that I mean thinking/talking/writing too much about how to do/think/model something rather than just doing. In other words, do I lack a bias for action?

I personally think there’s a delicate balance between pontificating too much and always being in “go-go” mode. I don’t know if we should aim to be “balanced” or not in this sense but

In order to figure this out I did some research and came across Amazon’s Leadership Principles and under bias for action it states:

“Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are reversible and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk taking.”

To me the distinction is clear. A bias for action is this: when you have a choice, you choose action over inaction even if it means changing things along the way.

This might help solve this dilemma. I can “pontificate” and reflect all I want, as long as, it doesn’t prevent taking action right here and right now.