Get ahead of the problem: establish a proactive management strategy

Consider this situation: It’s the end of a long day, you’re tired, you’re hungry, and you want to get home. Your gas gauge is hovering right above empty, and you know you can’t get back to work tomorrow without getting gas. What do you do?

Well, if you’re smart, you stop and get gas now. But, if you’re normal, you convince yourself that it will be easier to get up and leave 10 minutes earlier tomorrow morning to get gas on your way to work.

This is almost always the wrong decision, and yet our desire to put something off overwhelms logic, reason, and experience, resulting in a hurried morning where you curse yourself for not getting gas last night.

This is a minor example of what happens when you don’t tackle problems as soon as they arise. While getting gas on the way to work is a minor annoyance, it’s a small example of what happens when you don’t proactively tackle problems.

If you engage in this pain procrastination at work – not just on the way home from work – you’ll end up suffering the consequences. Here’s why proactive management is crucial to your success.

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2 thoughts on “Get ahead of the problem: establish a proactive management strategy

  1. If you’re waiting until the gas is empty you’ve already failed. I refill when it’s at a half-tank if possible, in large part to allow for the human tendency to procrastinate. It provides a buffer, which allows for time to act on the situation, rather than reacting to the situation.

    1. Me too. Refilling when your gas tank is half-full doesn’t just prevent worries about running out of gas. It also lessens water condensation and dilutes any rust or other impurities that might clog up your fuel system.

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