Action is behaviour with intention that intervenes in one’s status quo and results in an end state that may or may not approximate one’s original goal.
Actions has several parts:
Action, a definition
- An actor (conscious or unconscious)
- Change in motion
- Change in time
An action could create a desired mental state immediately or stack with other actions to create the desired mental state over time.
If one’s lifestyle is goal-oriented, the process stops after the action has produced the mental state. However, if one’s lifestyle is practice-oriented, one’s goal should be to continuously generate the mental state by continuously performing the action.
Mises, L. V. (2012). Human Action: A Treatise on Economics. Martino Fine Books.