An end state does not have to satisfy a purpose for an action to occur. The most important part of an action is the articulation of purpose. Without articulating one’s purpose before an action (Purpose is articulated before an action or a project is performed), the behaviour is not purposeful. As long as you have a conscious intention, then you acted, whether you succeeded or not. If you fail, you review what happened and learn from it.
This process is automatic. It is simply a description of what the brain does.
An example of an action is “throwing a dart.”
- Your purpose is to hit the bull’s eye.# Intention separates action from non-action
- Your Means to satisfy that intention is to throw the dart.
- The End state is whatever happens after you throw the dart.
- The Review is when you realize you didn’t hit the bull’s eye.