To be proactive means to think ahead and do things that will make future tasks easier. This is one of the seven skills of highly effective people and it’s all about planning and scheduling too.It’s very important in business. It’s where you think of your goals and go through the process of plan-do-review as well.
It’s also about thinking ahead, about planing and knowing what’s important and
what’s not important. To be proactive is to learn new things and realizing you do not know everything since you are thinking ahead. It lets you find things that could go wrong so you can prevent them from even happening.
You can do this for your finances, your job, at home or in your relationships too.
The other 6 skills
As I mentioned, this is part of Steven R. Covey’s book the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a best-seller and really important book to read if you have not read it it, get your copy now. Here are the 7 skills and my other blog posts on each of them:
- Be Proactive (this blog post)
- Begin with the end in mind.
- Put First things First
- Think win-win
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Sharpen the saw.
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