Sunday, July 24, 2011

Successful People are Proactive

Every hear you boss say the word proactive, or reaching out etc. These CEO buzz words used to make me giggle. I've met many Entrepreneurs and Business owners. What successful share in common is that they are proactive. They have an idea and they are relentless in going after it..

They follow through with it, by making phone calls assigning it to their employees etc. Then they keep following through by checking up on the progress and hounding the person working on it until the work is done. In other words they go and act on their ideas. They are proactive.

In my opinion being proactive is more important to success than being smart. How many people are smarter than their boss, many. If you look at technology companies you'll find very smart engineers working for some guy with either a business degree or sometimes no degree at all. These proactive dumb dumb's surrounded themselves with smart people and so do not need to be smart themselves. That is why being proactive is more important to success than being smart.

1 comment:

  1. I disagree about the fact that beeing smart means having an academic degree. I believe it has nothing to do with studies. There are a lot of people who haven't been successful in their studies, and succeeded in their lifes and careers..