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An action is anything that you do on purpose. This typically has some intention behind it. Actions can be contrasted with involuntary behavior such as reflexes or passive behavior such as inaction or undirected thinking. An action need not be physical. For example, making a decision or composing a strategy with your thoughts can be considered an action. This being said, overthinking can be perceived as inaction if you miss a window of opportunity to act in a tangible way. The following are common examples of actions.
Accept
Adapt
Administer
Advance
Advise
Agree
Answer
Anticipate
Argue
Assemble
Brave
Build
Calculate
Campaign
Celebrate
Challenge
Champion
Change
Chill
Clear
Code
Collaborate
Collect
Commit
Communicate
Compete
Complain
Complete
Compose
Concentrate
Conciliate
Construct
Contemplate
Control
Cooperate
Coordinate
Criticize
Cultivate
Dance
Debate
Decide
Defeat
Defend
Delineate
Deliver
Design
Develop
Direct
Discover
Draw
Drive
Earn
Endeavor
Endure
Engage
Engineer
Establish
Exercise
Experiment
Explore
Find
Fix
Forecast
Formulate
Frame
Generate
Give
Govern
Guide
Handle
Help
Implement
Improve
Improvise
Include
Influence
Initiate
Institute
Integrate
Invent
Investigate
Join
Laugh
Launch
Lead
Learn
Listen
Look
Maintain
Make
Manage
Master
Measure
Meet
Move
Negotiate
Nurture
Operate
Optimize
Organize
Originate
Overcome
Party
Perform
Pitch
Plan
Play
Practice
Present
Preserve
Press
Produce
Promote
Propose
Protect
Pursue
Push
Question
Quit
Raise
Recover
Redesign
Refine
Reflect
Reinforce
Relate
Remember
Reorganize
Repair
Represent
Research
Resist
Resolve
Review
Run
Secure
See
Sell
Shape
Shop
Sleep
Solve
Speak
Stand
Start
Steer
Stimulate
Struggle
Study
Teach
Test
Think
Try
Unify
Uphold
Use
Volunteer
Walk
Work
Write
Generally speaking, action verbs that describe successes sound a little cliche as they are overused. For example "achieved 1.2 million in sales." These can be replaced with more specific verbs that describe your actions such as "closed 1.2 million in sales."
In some cases, not doing something can be an action. For example, controlling a negative emotion as opposed to acting out in some inopportune way. Likewise, silence, listening or thinking are all seemingly passive states that can be actions.

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