Proactivity is a Competitive Advantage

It helps.

Whether at work or in life.

When you are proactive, you create or control a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

To be proactive, you need a combination of attitude and planning.

Attitude to take action as soon as you know you have to do something.

Planning to consider all possibilities and use it to make sure that your action is relevant and timely.

At work, we deliver different kinds of projects. When we are proactive, we are able to deliver on our projects in or before time, and with high quality.

Timely delivery of work builds trust with your peers and gives you more freedom, opportunities, and growth. Its effect may not be evident from afar but when you practice it you can see 1% improvement everyday compound into big success with you.

In life, when we plan early, we are able to cope with unprecedented situations with relative calm, and with little stress.

The good news is that we can practice being proactive even if we receive right now. And over a period of time, you’ll realize how powerful it is.